Where to visit in our lovely area of North Devon

The UK’s best kept secret

At Saunton Sands, you are surrounded by a natural wonderland, with the epic three mile beach and the awesome sand dunes of Braunton Burrows on your doorstep. Look out to sea for the expanse of blue reaching the horizon, with Lundy Island visible on a good day. Whichever direction you turn or walk, the surrounding area always offers something to look at.

A stay at the Saunton Sands Hotel puts you in the heart of beautiful North Devon and within easy reach of many great places to visit, all with their own distinctive character.

Visiting the world famous fishing village of Clovelly is like stepping into the past; our local village of Braunton has a vibrant surfing community and excellent cafes; the fascinating harbour town of Ilfracombe is home to Damien Hirst’s imposing sculpture, Verity; there are beautiful golden beaches to be enjoyed at Croyde and Woolacombe, also offering great surfing; visit Westward Ho! for traditional seaside fun and amusements; Appledore is a pretty town at the mouth of the River Torridge; visit Hartland for its beautiful abbey and gardens and Hartland Point for its dramatic coastal views; Barnstaple is a bustling market town with outstanding shops; Combe Martin sits in a stunning bay and is a centre for water sports; and Lynton & Lynmouth boast the unique cliff top railway with glorious views across to the Bristol Channel.

Explore North Devon for yourself and you will find that there are even more hidden gems to discover. Whatever areas you explore, you’ll fall in love with the natural beauty of the area.

Have a look at our list of things to do in North Devon to make the most of your holiday...