MAKING MAGICAL MEMORIES

We specialise in fun family holidays, Saunton Sands Hotel is where generations come to make magical memories by the sea. Carve out precious time when kids are lured away from technology for wholesome fun in nature and the endless entertainment on offer during the school holidays. Join us outside of the holidays for family breaks with babies and toddlers where we’ve thought of everything, giving you a dose of adult-only time too!

Throughout the seasons, families flock for days playing on the beach, building sand castles, rolling down sand dunes and jumping waves. The charm of our pristine natural surroundings is unwavering whether you join us in the height of summer or in the heart of winter. Your family will fall in love with long sun-speckled days on the beach and playing in the outdoor pool in boardies and flip flops, right through to wrapping up in wooly hats and wellies and returning to hot chocolate and board games in the lounge. 

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FAMILY HOLIDAYS

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

From £105 per adult per night

Run to the seaside with your family for endless entertainment whatever the season. Toddlers to teens will treasure their Saunton family holidays. Under 8's stay FREE throughout June and under 12's stay FREE throughout November - 23rd December 2021. 

School Holidays

Baby & Toddler Breaks

PLAYROOM

PLAYROOM

Two hours free childcare daily

Hours of fun for children up to the age of 11 years and we can take babies from 6 weeks in our baby corner. The jubilant space boasts lots of toys, including ride-on tractors to tear around on, a kitchen perfect for biscuit making and disco lights for party time! All staff are certified level 3 in Childcare, routinely DBS checked and, for your piece of mind, one member of staff on duty will be Pediatric First Aid certified.

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ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

Included in the price of your holiday

We love to make the best out of North Devon’s natural playground, making dens, surfing, looking for crabs in the rockpools, having picnics and playing games. However, there’s more than enough fun to be had for an indoor day too, such as; pirate mornings, clay modelling, jewellery making, tie-dye, baking and our pyjama parties and film nights. Runs daily throughout main school holidays, for low season, please check.

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BABY GO-LIGHTLY

BABY GO-LIGHTLY

What not to pack for baby and toddler breaks

Simply let us know what you need and you'll find it in your room on arrival - fresh, spotless and ready to use: Cot, buggy with sunshade, baby bouncing chair, carrier pouch for walking the South West Coast Path, steriliser, changing mat, nappies, nappy bin, potty, baby wipes, toilet training seat, baby bath, baby shampoo, powder and lotion, swimming nappies and flotation aids, crayons and colouring books, baby gym with hanging toys and more.

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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

Discounted entry to many local days out

If you can tear your family away from the beach and fun at the hotel, North Devon is bursting with all-weather fun days out. Toddlers to teens will find activities galore, whether exploring our exciting coast with surfing and coasteering or feeding the lambs and riding roller coasters at local theme parks. As a guest, you’ll gain discounted entry to all sorts of days out and equipment hire for adventurous families.

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SURFING

SURFING

Get the family in the sea!

Saunton is loved by longboarders for its long lazy waves and it’s ideal for learning to surf and honing your skills. Surf lessons are included in our entertainment programme and for solo surfs and paddleboarding, all guests get 10% off hiring equipment at Saunton Surf Hire. Help stem plastic pollution and shun the cheap plastic bodyboards, instead hire a retro Dick Pearce belly board for fun in the white water!

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FAMILY ACCOMMODATION

FAMILY ACCOMMODATION

Your families’ home away from home

After a super fun day on the beach, return to your luxurious interconnecting family room, living suite or self-catering apartment with sumptuous beds and fluffy pillows, attractive, high quality furnishings and spacious surroundings; many of which have panoramic sea views and balconies. Remember that we’ll always give you the guaranteed best rate when you book directly with us.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Mini explorers and environmentalists

There’s nothing quite like getting the whole family outdoors for some wholesome fun in nature’s playground. Combine entertainment with education as you explore the beach and dunes with our Mini Explorers pack for spotting wildlife, flora and fauna. Why not help us protect this beautiful spot and join in an organised beach clean or even do your own daily pick ups and post your efforts with #2MinuteBeachClean.

FANTASTIC FACILITIES

FANTASTIC FACILITIES

You’ll be spoilt for choice

Your family will be entertained for hours playing in our large indoor and outdoor pools*, tearing around the lawn and on the play fort.  If you like a little competition, gather for a  tennis tournament with the beautiful beach as a backdrop. Steal some adult-only time in our ocean-view spa and unwind in our marine-inspired Thermal Suite and surrender body and mind to our extensive range of spa therapies. 

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FAMILY FEASTING

FAMILY FEASTING

Tuck into our tasty menus

Family is at the heart of everything we do, and our food offering is no exception. Our menus cater for everyone, using quality local seasonal produce (where possible). Given notice, our team is happy to cater for your whole families’ dietary requirements, both the hotel and Beachside Grill. Family afternoon teas with finger sandwiches, decadent cakes and pastries with special ones for the kids are a lovely family treat!

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How to book

For more information or to book please call our Reservations Team on 01271 890212, email reservations@sauntonsands.com or book online below:

Top tip: Book early to secure your preferred accommodation during school holidays! 

*Outdoor pool is unheated October-May