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Children running through the dunes

Create your ownSaunton Moments

Saunton Sands is where wonderful experiences happen and magical memories by the sea are made. 

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. Whether that’s children learning to swim in our heated outdoor pool with beach views, or youngsters and grown-ups thrilled by catching their first wave. 

In our busy modern lives, it can be hard to find time to reconnect, but that’s exactly what we offer – time with your partner, friends or family, where the attention is firmly on having fun together.

Cyclist on Tarka Trail in Rock Park Barnstaple North Devon

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Enjoy a break filled with adventure, outstanding local attractions and beautiful beaches. 

Saunton Sands Hotel is so much more than just a place to stay, it's somewhere to gather with your favourite people and create memories in a fun, relaxed and breathtaking environment.

We’ve also rounded up a few tried-and-tested things to do beyond the hotel which you might like to explore. And, with that in mind, we have teamed up with many local attractions and are pleased to offer you a number of discounts. 

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Clovelly Harbour and Seafront North Devon

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the highlights in the North Devon events calendar to help you plan your trip. 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. 

You'll also find all of our hotel events listed here which include festive experiences, Saunton Sundowners and more!

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Afternoon Tea at the Imperial Hotel

Barnstaple Collection

To further enhance your stay with us at Saunton Sands Hotel, we have a number of exclusive discounts available to you as our guest to use at other Brend Collection venues in North Devon. With a number of restaurants and bars in Barnstaple, you can claim special offers when you choose to visit these venues during your stay with us. 

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Saunton Sands Hotel Child Guest Learning to Surf in Sea on Saunton Beach

Surfers know that waves roll in all year round at Saunton and along the North Devon coast. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, looking to hone your skills or ride your first wave, a surf trip to Saunton is the perfect choice. 

We offer locked board storage, outdoor shower, and if you want to hire surf gear, our friends at Saunton Surf Hire extend a discount to our guests. 

Couple walking down sandy path

The area surrounding the hotel is a walkers paradise, with keen ramblers and strollers visiting each year to experience the miles of beautiful countryside, protected wildlife habitats and crashing seascapes. 

We were even featured in The Times and The Sunday Times as one of the UK's best hotels with walks in their travel supplement!

Saunton Sands Hotel Local Area Saunton Golf Course

Golfers love our location right next door to the acclaimed Saunton Golf Club and within easy reach of the historic Royal North Devon course. When it comes to course quality, year-round playability, top-class accommodation and fantastic off-course activities, we really do have it all. 

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