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Place Category: Beaches
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.
The beach has zoned areas for dogs, some allow dogs to run freely and others on a lead.
Saunton Sands Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Monday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
13->1780% 73% 7 mph
5:13 am 9:17 pmRain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
10->2078% 81% 3 mph
5:12 am 9:19 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, May 29th
11->1767% 85% 4 mph
5:11 am 9:20 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
11->176% 47% 8 mph
5:10 am 9:21 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
9->197% 52% 3 mph
5:09 am 9:22 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
9->1839% 65% 6 mph
5:08 am 9:23 pmMostly cloudy in the morning.Friday, Jun 2nd
8->173% 32% 8 mph
5:08 am 9:24 pmDrizzle starting in the evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
5->1822% 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area