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Best North Devon Summer Holiday

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Daydreaming about a North Devon summer holiday? Stay at Saunton Sands Hotel on the UK's most epic stretch of coastline and find your seaside fantasies come true with glorious days on the beach, al fresco dining and blissful pampering. Read on to find out what you could be looking forward to this summer at our luxury hotel and spa by the coast. 

Lady swimming in the outdoor pool

Summer Dreaming in North Devon

The summer holidays are for long days playing or lazing on the beach, feeling fresh seawater wash over your skin, taking lazy laps in our recently refurbished outdoor heated pool then reading a good book on a sun lounger, and punctuating your days with incredible food and drink. And you needn't get on a plane to find a family friendly holiday, they're all waiting for you at Saunton Sands Hotel near Croyde. 

Whether you're visiting with little ones, as a couple or part of a big group, every guest will find the inspiring surroundings, unrivalled facilities at our family friendly hotel and abundant indoor and outdoor adventures appeal to their dreams of a North Devon summer. 

Two friends walking up the beach with their belly boards

Families can make the most of our inclusive child-friendly entertainment, heated outdoor and indoor pool and keep children happy and active as much as possible in the summer.

There's also, of course, endless fun to be had on the soft golden sands of Saunton Beach, whether that's building sandcastles and rolling down sand dunes, or jumping over waves, joining free surf lessons and enjoying the thrills of bellyboarding - guests are welcome to rent one of our quality Dick Pearce wooden bellyboards for free from Guest Relations.

Parents in need of a little R&R can also take advantage of our inclusive daily sessions (two hours) of free childcare in our supervised playroom.

Woolacombe Beach Devon

There's so much to explore on North Devon's surrounding coastline and countryside, you'll be spoilt for choice (thankfully the days are longer so there's more time to pack everything in!).

Award-winning beaches, tarka trail, historic villages, hidden coastal gems, family-friendly adventure parks and zoos, verdant gardens, vineyards, watersport centres and sea safaris (to name but a few) await. We offer exclusive guest discounts to some of the best local attractions in Devon. so that our guests and children of all ages can make the most of their time spent with us.  

There are all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round in Saunton, Barnstaple and the surrounding area; ranging from festivals, shows and everything in between.

Tree Yoga Pose on Lawn with Sea views

Adventures in the area are best complemented with time spent enjoying the hotel's first-class facilities. Begin your day with a rejuvenating yoga class on the lawn, where the serene surroundings enhance your practice. Afterward, relax with a luscious cocktail in hand as you take in the breathtaking views. Make your way to the Terrace Lounge to tuck into a traditional cream tea, complete with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, and a selection of fine teas.

For the ultimate relaxation experience, head to our award-winning Source Spa. Here, you can soak in the ocean-view marine vitality pool, letting the therapeutic waters wash away any stresses. Enhance your spa day with a full body Chance to Dream Massage, designed to lull you into a state of deep relaxation and tranquility. Each aspect of your stay at our hotel with childcare, promises to be an indulgent retreat, perfectly balancing adventure and luxury.

Lobster alfresco

At the hotel, guests can indulge in a variety of exceptional dining experiences, and indulge in the elegant setting of our two AA rosette awarded restaurant The Dining Room. Alternatively, for those seeking a more relaxed atmosphere, our sister seaside restaurant, Beachside Grill, offers a fantastic menu of expertly grilled delights, substantial burgers, and traditional fish and chips.



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