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Guide to the Perfect Devon Getaway

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Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach North Devon

With mild temperatures and clear skies, early summer is the perfect time to explore North Devon. No matter how long you stay with us, there is no end of experiences to be had at Saunton Sands Hotel and its surrounding natural playground.  

With fewer crowds during the earlier summer months, it's an opportune time to visit Devon. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-fuelled excitement or tranquil moments of natural beauty, North Devon offers a wealth of outdoor adventures just waiting to be discovered. 

So pack your sense of adventure and embark on a journey to this enchanting corner of England, where every path leads to new discoveries and unforgettable experiences.

Coast Path and Tarka Trail Sign for Woolacombe North Devon

Coastal Walks

Embark on a coastal walk along the South West Coast Path and discover hidden coves, rugged headlands, and breathtaking vistas as you wander along one of the most scenic trails in the UK.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore Lundy Island and witness the charming spectacle of almost 400 puffins nesting off the coast of North Devon where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel. 

Tapeley Park

Garden Delights

Early summer brings Devon's gardens to life with colour and fragrance. Spend a leisurely afternoon wandering through the enchanting gardens of RHS Rosemoor (entry only £8 when you stay with us), where vibrant blooms and tranquil water features create a peaceful haven.

Explore the beautiful gardens at the beautiful Tapeley Park (2 for 1 entry when you stay with us) which sits high on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. 

Lobster alfresco

Al Fresco Dining

From succulent seafood caught fresh from the Devon coast to mouthwatering specialities inspired by the region's rich culinary heritage, our two AA Rosette winning restaurant offers a varied menu to suit all tastes. Take advantage of the balmy early summer evenings and dine al fresco out on the sun terrace and admire the stunning sea views of Saunton Sands.

Alternatively, if you're venturing down to the beach for a leisurely stroll, swing by the Beachside Grill for a quick takeaway, or on your way back to the hotel, drop in for a refreshing cold beer or cocktail. 

River Lyn through Lynmouth North Devon

Seaside Towns & Villages

Explore Devon's charming seaside towns and villages, where colourful cottages, bustling harbours, and quaint streets exude coastal charm.

Meander through the narrow lanes of Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets and timeless fishing heritage, explore the twin villages of Lynton & Lynmouth interconnected by a water powered cliff railway, or head to the historic fishing village of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets.


Saunton Sands Hotel Source Spa Guest Relaxing in Treatment Room

Relaxation & Rejuvenation

After a day of exploration, treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation and rejuvenation at our award winning Source Spa.

Steal yourself away for some precious moments of calm, indulgence and revitalisation with a spa treatment. Unwind with a soothing massage, indulge in a rejuvenating facial, or immerse yourself in the warm waters of our pools as you relax and restore balance in our luxury spa on the North Devon coast.

Croyde Beach North Devon

Surfing & Water Sports

With its world-class waves and pristine beaches, North Devon is a paradise for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. Head to iconic surf spots like Croyde, Saunton Sands, and Woolacombe, where rolling swells and consistent breaks provide the perfect conditions for riding the waves.

Saunton Sands is known for its manageable waves making it the ideal spot for a surf lesson. Walking on Waves surf school (save 10% off all lessons when you stay with us) offer a range of surf lessons for all ages and abilities.

Local Attractions & Guest Discounts 

We've compiled a selection of proven activities in the local area to enjoy outside the hotel that you might find appealing. Additionally, we've partnered with numerous local attractions and are delighted to offer a number of discounts for our guests during their stay with us. 

Explore Local Attractions 

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