Devon Beach Guide

Saunton Sands

Description:
Saunton Sands is a huge sandy beach which stretches for 3 miles south. The beach is popular with surfers and parking and facilities are close to the beach.
Safety:
Signs warn of rip and undercurrents. No lifeguard service. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Slipway to the beach.
Dogs:
There are 3 zones for dogs. Zone A is from the slipway north to the rocks and dogs are banned here. Zone B stretches from the slipway south for 1/4 mile until the red dog bin and dogs are allowed here with leads. South of the red dog bin is Zone C where dogs are allowed without leads.
Directions:
Saunton Sands is about 11 miles from Barnstaple. There are various routes into North Devon to Barnstaple such as the A39 from Cornwall or the A377 from Exeter. At Barnstaple take the A361 on the road bridge over the River Taw. Then at the Braunton Road Junction turn left continuing on the A361 (signposted for Braunton and Ilfracombe). Follow the A361 to Braunton and in Braunton turn left onto the B3231 signposted to Saunton. Continue on this road for about sveral miles to Saunton Sands.
Post Code:
EX33 2NU.
Parking:
1 large car park by the beach.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Café, beach shop.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Instow (13 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Croyde Bay (2 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
Woolacombe (7 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access, part dog friendly)
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