A small village on the Atlantic Coast, Saunton falls within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with some absolutely beautiful and luxourious holiday cottages spread out down the Devon Lanes. Only a few minute’s drive away from the bustling village of Braunton in one direction and Croyde ain the other, a Saunton holiday cottage is the ideal base for exploring North Devon. Bring the whole family along for a day relaxing on the long, wide sandy beach at Saunton Sands – even dogs are allowed along this golden coast! Rent a beach hut and 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. For first-timers who want to have a go, there are beach shops selling body boards or offering surfboard and wet suit hire. Either bring your afternoon picnic with you, or grab a bite from the Saunton Break Cafe, conveniently located at the beach entrance. For a finer dining experience, The Sands Cafe offers excellent drinks, food and terrace views.

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Visit neighbouring Braunton and pop into the Musuem of British Surfing to learn more about the sport that North Devon loves so much, or the nearby seasonal heritage centre, offering lots of interesting facts about the area. Saunton;s beach is backed by Braunton Burrows, a large and veritable natural wilderness of dunes, rare flowers and seaside shrubs honeycombed with little sandy footpaths. wIt is part of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve – very beautiful and very important for its plant life. The South West Coast Path runs through Saunton village, so if you are struck with the yearning for breathtaking natural views and a good, challenging walk, then 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. For safe bathing with the little ones, Croyde is the place to go, a 17th century village that is only a short drive away. Here, you can visit The Thatch pub - a popular watering hole for visiting celebrities and local alike, for a bite to eat and a cool pint, and maybe spend an evening listening to live music before retreating to your holiday cottage in the countryside.