LEISURE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES

Whatever your favourite type of leisure activity, we’ve got it covered at Saunton!

Swim in our indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools (outdoor unheated Oct-May for cold water dips and swims) and unwind in our mineral-rich vitality pool in our ocean-view spa. Enjoy a game of tennis or play pitch and putt on the lawn. Hire a bike and cycle miles on the traffic-free Tarka Trail. Play golf on one of the finest courses in the world. Walk the South West Coast Path on our doorstep or head to the wilds of Exmoor. Hit the beach and ride the waves or paddleboard and explore the caves. Wind down or rev up with our daily fitness and wellbeing classes, including yoga, Pilates, Tai-Chi and full body conditioning. 

The list of leisure activities to enjoy at the hotel and around North Devon is endless…

*Please note our our indoor swimming pool and gym are open from 12th April. However childrens activities, gym classes and our outdoor pool will remain closed at this time due to Goverment guidelines. 

Source Spa & Wellness

Source Spa & Wellness

Daily use of our ocean-view spa is included for all guests. Spa facilities include our marine Thermal Suite with a salt inhalation steam room, Finnish aroma sauna, ice fountain, contrast shower and marine vitality pool with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Indulge a little further with a wide selection of spa treatments and after, saunter up to our rooftop sun deck and relaxation room for mesmerising views.

Explore our spa

Covid-19: Protocols for using Source Spa and Wellness for hotel residents

EXERCISE CLASSES

EXERCISE CLASSES

Salute the start of the day with yoga on the lawn, work up a sweat with full body conditioning or nurture the mind with evening meditation . Daily fitness and wellbeing classes with our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are included in your stay. Other classes include Pilates, Tai Chi and Body Balance, plus private fitness lessons can be arranged for individuals and groups (contact us to enquire)

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GYM

GYM

You don't have to forego your fitness regime whilst holidaying with us, our state-of-the-art gym is decked out with functional equipment, weights and interactive cardio machines. Professional qualified trainers are on hand for assistance and available for one-to-one or group personal training sessions to motivate you wherever you are on your fitness journey.

Check out our gym

SWIMMING

SWIMMING

Two large pools and the ocean out front offer abundant chances to swim! Our large outdoor pool is heated May-October, but open for coldwater dips and swims the rest of the year. Check out our swim timetable for adult-only and family swim times.

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TENNIS

TENNIS

Overlooking the ocean, our tennis court is uniquely positioned and an enviable place to play a game. Tennis equipment can be hired free of charge. Court-time and equipment must be booked in advance with our Guest Relations Team, please contact us to check availability.

Tennis at Saunton

WALKING

WALKING

North Devon is a paradise for walkers with miles of stunning seascapes followed by the South West Coast Path and acres of beautiful countryside with protected wildlife habitats including Braunton Burrows and Exmoor National Park. We even featured at number 3 in The Times and The Sunday Times UK's best hotels with walks in their Travel supplement. Choose to walk your own path with our local walking route maps or join us for a guided walking break.

Walking North Devon

CYCLING

CYCLING

The hotel has long been a favourite base for those exploring the unspoilt and quiet trails of North Devon on two wheels (we even had the second stage of the Tour of Britain pass right by). Cycle 30 miles of traffic-free flat cycling on the Tarka Trail following a disused railway line from Braunton to Meeth meandering the Taw estuary through the countryside. The route also forms the northern section of the Devon Coast to Coast National Cycling Network. If off-roading is more your flavour, go wild exploring the tracks, beaches, woodlands and pump track in Braunton. We offer a secure lock up for bikes and our guest relations team can help point you in the direction of bike hire.

Surfing

Surfing

Saunton Beach is a perfect place to learn to surf or enhance your skills. Surfboards and wetsuits can easily be hired on Saunton Beach and we’re not far from more famous surf spots; Croyde Bay and Woolacombe. Free surfing lessons included for overs 11s and adults during most school holidays and during the summer holidays, free junior surfing for ages 5-10 years. 

More about surfing North Devon

MORE ACTION-PACKED ACTIVITIES

MORE ACTION-PACKED ACTIVITIES

Aptly named England's Adventure Coast North Devon is a thrill-seekers heaven! Admire the epic coastline from the ocean; paddleboard the headlands, take a fishing trip and leap from cliffs into the water on a coasteering adventure. Scuba dive around Lundy island, take to the skies and hang glide over Woolacombe, race over the rugged moorland or gallop down the beach on horseback and scale the majestic cliffs on an abseiling adventure.

Design your adventure

THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

Whatever the weather, you’ll never be short of action when you visit North Devon. Explore our ever-growing list of places to visit and things to do for whatever you and your family and friends love; gardens, heritage, nature, culture, family attractions, theme parks and adrenaline-fuelled fun!

Things to do in North Devon

PACKED LUNCHES

PACKED LUNCHES

Off on a full-day’s ride, walk or other adventure? Ask our Guest Relations Team to order you a packed lunch to fuel your adventures - available at £15 per person.  

ALL FACILITIES

ALL FACILITIES

Devon’s most iconic four-star hotel is packed with so many superb facilities that you could enjoy a magical break without even leaving the hotel (although you’ll probably want to explore!).

Hotel facilities