"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Saunton Sands Beach

Saunton Sands bathing water is on the north coast of Devon. It is a sandy beach resort backed by sand dunes. The beach is approximately four kilometres wide. The Taw/Torridge Estuary enters the sea at the southern end of the beach.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Braunton

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS446375


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Saunton Sands Beach

  • Home House Country Restaurant (1m)
  • Roylands Riding Stables (1m)
  • Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool (1m)
  • Braunton and District Museum (3m)
  • Braunton Burrows (3m)
  • Elliott Gallery (3m)
  • Woolacombe Riding Stables (4m)
  • Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (4m)
  • Once Upon A Time (4m)
  • North Devon Maritime Museum (5m)
  • Instow Signal Box (5m)
  • Mortehoe Museum (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information
The Bakehouse Centre
Caen Street
EX33 1AA

Phone 01271 816400
Email info@brauntontic.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 27 June


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 79%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 77%
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Chance of rain 40%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 84%
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Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 88%
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Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
04:14 BST
(03:14 GMT)
High Tide
09:07 BST
(08:07 GMT)
Low Tide
16:30 BST
(15:30 GMT)
High Tide
21:27 BST
(20:27 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A long. straight sandy beach backed by impressive sand dunes. This is a popular beach with surfers. No kite buggying or sand yachts are permitted.

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