Saunton Sands Beach

Saunton Sands beach, Braunton, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Three miles of sandy beach at Saunton Sands is backed by almost a 1000 hectares of amazing dunes, one of the largest dune areas in the UK, known as Braunton Burrows.

    The dunes provide a place for child fun and also sheltered sun bathing. A large area of the dunes were designated a UNESCO Biosphere (area of outstanding natural diversity) in 2004. The Taw/Torridge Estuary enters the sea at the southern end of the beach.

    Popular with surfers and at the most southerly tip of Braunton Burrows you will find Crow Point, a popular with bird watchers and fisherman.

    Facilities include parking, beach huts, cafe, shop, toilets, lifeguard in summer months. This is a disabled friendly beach with parking and a concrete slope onto the beach.

    Saunton Sands Beach has dog restrictions. The beach has zoned areas for dogs, some allow dogs to run freely and others on a lead.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Braunton, 95 beaches in Devon, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Saunton Sands Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
       80%  73%   7 mph
      5:13 am    9:17 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Rain starting in the evening.
       78%  81%   3 mph
      5:12 am    9:19 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
       67%  85%   4 mph
      5:11 am    9:20 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       6%  47%   8 mph
      5:10 am    9:21 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       7%  52%   3 mph
      5:09 am    9:22 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       39%  65%   6 mph
      5:08 am    9:23 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
       3%  32%   8 mph
      5:08 am    9:24 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Drizzle starting in the evening.
       22%  31%   3 mph
      5:07 am    9:25 pm

  • Saunton Sands Beach Tide Times


  • Saunton Sands Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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