Saunton is another Devon beach that tops the list for kite surfing spots. Although Saunton doesn’t have any local riders, it’s a friendly place with lots of regular visitors. It can get very busy during the summer but there is a complete ban on buggying and land boarding. You’ll need to make your way from the car park to the beach on foot, and then kites can be pumped up on the sand (make sure you’re past the white rock at the HW mark).
Saunton Sands is a gorgeous beach, and you’ll find it gets very crowded in the summer – the trick is to keep walking south and often you’ll eventually find a stretch of sand all to yourself. With more power than you’ll find at Westward Ho!, Saunton has a brilliant wave for kite surfing. The waves don’t lose power as the water is deeper off the beach.
There’s always space in the water and for launching and landing, and Saunton Sands works from south to north winds. Saunton’s impressive waves can reach well over six feet with double overhead faces, and experienced visitors will find challenging currents and breathtaking waves close to the bar.
Saunton has always been popular with surfers, and it’s only recent years that have seen the privately owned beach welcome kite surfing, so enjoy this picturesque area and three mile stretch of beach. Please note that kite surfing at Saunton Sands is still banned during July and August.
Braunton, Devon EX33 1LQ