Small clouds are reflected in the wet surface of a sandy beach in North Devon. Saunton Sands Holiday Cottages.

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A small village on the Atlantic Coast, Saunton falls within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with some absolutely beautiful and luxurious holiday cottages spread out down the Devon Lanes. Only a few minutes' drive away from the bustling village of Braunton in one direction and Croyde in the other, a Saunton holiday cottage is the ideal base for exploring North Devon. Bring the whole family to relax on the long, wide, sandy beach at Saunton Sands – even dogs are allowed along this golden coast! Rent a beach hut, deck chairs, or even a pedal cart, allowing you to go further up the beach to the quieter areas. Surfers will be pleased to hear that the waters are superb for boarding. Some beach shops sell bodyboards or offer surfboard and wet suit hire for first-timers who want to have a go. Bring your afternoon picnic or grab a bite from the Saunton Break Cafe at the beach entrance. For a finer dining experience, The Sands Cafe offers excellent drinks, food and terrace views.

Decked entrance, outdoor dining area and meadow setting.

A private lodge for couples only. Just a 5-minute drive from North Devon surf beaches and SW coast path. This immaculate, one-bedroom luxury lodge has a king-size bed and a gorgeous bathroom. Well-appointed kitchenette. South-facing outdoor decking, set in a pretty meadow. A calm and relaxing retreat.

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Visit neighbouring Braunton and pop into the Museum of British Surfing to learn more about the sport North Devon loves or the nearby seasonal heritage centre, which offers many interesting facts about the area. Saunton's beach is backed by Braunton Burrows, an immense and veritable natural wilderness of dunes, rare flowers and seaside shrubs honeycombed with little sandy footpaths. It is part of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve – beautiful and essential for plant life. The South West Coast Path runs through Saunton village, so if you yearn for breathtaking natural views and a good, challenging walk, don your boots! For a more laid-back day, there are rolling hills for golf, with the lovely fishing village of Appledore and the unique Lundy Island visible across the water - both worthy of a day trip. Boats to Lundy depart from Ilfracombe and Bideford. Croyde is the place to go for safe bathing with the little ones, a 17th-century village only a short drive away. Here, you can visit The Thatch pub - a popular watering hole for visiting celebrities and locals alike, for a bite to eat and an excellent pint, and maybe spend an evening listening to live music before retreating to your holiday cottage in Saunton.