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Saunton Beach, Braunton Burrows & Crow Point
Saunton Beach has over 3 miles of stunning golden sands backed by dunes, it is 7 miles from Willingcott Valley and is perfect 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 and features in the film ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, replicating a Normandy beach.
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 alternately be accessed via a toll road along the edge of Braunton Marsh.