26th April 2018

Saunton Sands: a class swimming beach in Devon

Our friends at Brend Hotels, the family of hotels we are a part of, have created a wonderful list titled "10 of the best swimming beaches in Devon" featuring Saunton Sands.

Of course, Saunton has to be on any list of Devon beaches, and we agree it rightly deserves a place here. The flat beach and calm sea make for a sublime place to swim, paddle, dip-the-toe, dive in, body-board, surf and relax. 

With lifeguards on parol during the busy summer months, the sea here brings surfing waves that the confident swimmer or board user can easily cope with.

For those looking to simply wade in knee or waist deep, the big waves are usually breaking further back making for calmer splashings.    

Described in the blog as an epic stretch of three and a half miles of golden sands, blue waters with a dramatic backdrop of sand dunes, Saunton beach really does offer some of the best surf and swimming in the UK.

There are a number of other North Devon beaches on this list, all of them amazing in their own unique way. Which Devon beaches would you add? Let us know via our Facebook or Twitter pages.