The Beach

Source Spa and Wellness opened September 2018

At Saunton Sands Hotel and Source Spa, you are surrounded by a natural wonderland. Perched on the cliff tops of Devon, we have an epic three miles of golden sandy beach and the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean literally on our doorstep. To make it even more special, the beautiful beach is backed by the awesome sand dunes of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Braunton Burrows.

The beach could be considered our spa’s best facility. The expanse begs to be explored by the eye and by foot. Want to be soothed? Simply step outside and inhale the clean salty sea air or amble down to the beach and get your toes in the sand and get grounded.

Feeling energetic? The golden sand offers cushioned running, kind to knees and hips. Want a high intensity workout? The towering dunes demand to be climbed, either to roll back down in play or elevate your heart rate and get your lactic acid burning by pounding up at speed, known as ‘dune running’.

The soothing sound of the sea is often hailed as a way to relax and calm your mind, so simply taking to our post-treatment Rooftop Relaxation Area & Sun Deck, pitching up in a sun lounger around the outdoor pool or getting up close and personal to the sea on the sand could be all the stress relief you need!

Love the feeling of being immersed in seawater? Take a dunk! The overall health and beauty benefits of seawater stretch far and wide and let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like playing or floating in the ocean to revive body and mind from the stresses of everyday life, relieve a hangover or to put you in a good mood! The sea here at Saunton Sands offers safe swimming for children and more nervous swimmers with life guarded patrols through the summer months (due caution must always be taken when swimming in the sea.  For the more adventurous; Saunton’s gentle waves are ideal to learn to surf but are also well renowned and loved by longboarders all over the world. We offer free surf lessons for guests during school holidays and weekends between June and September. Exciting plans are in progress to offer tailored surfing breaks for both enthusiasts, beginners and those just wanting to dip their toes in the water (pardon the pun!) in conjunction with other fitness and wellbeing breaks. Quite often the roaring Atlantic is but a mill pond, but still a great playground for adventure seekers, with stand up paddle boards (SUPs) and tuition for hire. SUP-ing is a magnificent way to explore the coves and headland and admire the beach, burrows and hotel from the sea. If the wind is howling, the beach becomes a playground for kite surfers and wind surfers

Source Spa and Wellness will be designing classes, retreats and fitness and relaxation programmes making use of nature’s playground - watch this space for more details or sign up to our Spa Newsletter below to get updates and special offers in your inbox and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for offers, events and behind the scenes sneak peeks of the development of our brand new luxury spa.


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