Saunton Vacation Packages
Enjoy long walks on Saunton’s beach and hit the waves for excellent surfing, particularly for beginners. Relax with a round of golf at the local course and enjoy great food and drink at the clubhouse. Explore the dunes and discover their importance during World War II.
Learn to surf on Saunton Beach, where the flat sands and slow-breaking waves provide excellent conditions for beginners. Grab a longboard if you’re more experienced and enjoy the fantastically shaped surf, which allows for longer rides. These qualities have made the beach a frequent host of British Longboard Union events.
Take long walks on the 3-mile (5-kilometer) beach and feel free to bring your dog along, as this is the only beach in the area which allows dogs year round. Enhance your tan when the weather is good or go for a swim. Wander the Braunton Burrows or book a World War II tour and learn about the role the area played in defending Britain from the Nazis.
The burrows are at the heart of North Devon's Biosphere Reserve. Explore the 55 square miles (140 square kilometers) of dunes and grasslands and watch for birds such as lapwings, whinchats and whitethroats.
Play a few rounds at Saunton Golf Course, the 36-hole course which has been open for over a hundred years. Enjoy a drink at the bar afterward and sample from the restaurant menu if you’re hungry.
Saunton’s nearest train station is Barnstaple; it is served by buses from Barnstaple and Braunton. Visit in the summer to enjoy the best weather or avoid the crowds by arriving in the off-season.
Accommodation in Saunton
If you can't readily find hotel deals in or around Saunton, there are some nearby alternatives. The Royal Hotel Woolacombe in Woolacombe, for example, is just 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) from Saunton. Or, book a room in one of these hotels: the The Royal Hotel Woolacombe.