Saunton Beach, Braunton Burrows & Crow Point

Saunton Beach

Saunton Beach has over 3 miles of stunning golden sands backed by dunes, it's 7 miles from Willingcott Valley and is a perfect safe haven for the family. The conditions and natural environment at Saunton make it perfect for SUP, surfing, swimming, rock pooling and walking. The beach has attracted celebrities such as Olly Murs, Pink, Robbie Williams and Pink Floyd, using the backdrop within videos for songs, TV series' The Long Call', film ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ replicating a Normandy beach and most recently Aqua man.


Saunton has a large car park with cafe, shops, beach huts, toilets and surf hire/ tuition. In the warmer months the Beachside Grill is open daily for food and has enviable views.



Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Saunton beach is situated at the centre of North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along with Braunton Burrows which have been designated as biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

The Burrows are the largest sand dune system in England, they are breath-taking in scale stretching 6 km along the shore and 2 km inland.

The Burrows are abundant with rare and varied plant and wildlife species that are able to prosper in this unique environment along with ancient field systems. Walking south along Saunton beach with Braunton Burrows adjacent to you, you will find the stunning Crow Point, where the sea meets the Taw and Torridge estuary.

The views from Crow Point are extensive, taking in Fremington, Instow, Appledore and Westward Ho! Crow Point can also be accessed via a toll road along the edge of Braunton Marsh.

Getting to Saunton Beach

Getting to Saunton Beach from Willingcott Valley Holiday Village is a simple fifteen-minute drive via the A361 and B3231.