Explore North Devon

The UK’s best kept secret

At Saunton Sands, you are surrounded by a natural aqua playground, 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...

Breaks for the Adventurous

Breaks for the Adventurous

North Devon & Exmoor are the perfect playground for those with a sense of adventure, and sat amidst this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Saunton Sands Hotel + Source Spa and Wellness.  

Aptly named England's Adventure Coast, North Devon has miles of coastline featuring sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, wooded valleys and spectacular views; this coast begs to be adored and explored. 

Wherever your adventure takes you, return to the warm cosy comfort of our hotel, luxurious facilities, an abundance of delicious dining options and friendly, helpful staff.

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Heritage and Gardens

Heritage and Gardens

Sat on the North Devon coast surrounded by charming towns, quaint villages, beautiful gardens and steeped in war-time history, Saunton Sands Hotel + Source Spa and Wellness is an unbeatable base to explore the area’s heritage and fascinating gardens.

Catch RHS Rosemoor in its marvellous spring bloom (with discounted entry), uncover the fascinating heritage at Hartland Abbey and stroll through woodlands carpeted with bluebells. Take the clifftop railway through Lynton and Lynmouth perched on the edge of Exmoor and traverse the cobbled streets of historical Clovelly. Learn about Saunton’s military past at the D-Day weekend 

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Things to do

Things to do

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Before travelling please check these attractions are open and that you are comfortable with their COVID-19 procedures before visiting.  

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Exclusive Guest Benefits

Exclusive Guest Benefits

To help you make the most of your stay with us, we have arranged exclusive discounts for you with many of our top local attractions, saving you money on fabulous days out in North Devon. 

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