Just half an hour’s drive away from Ilfracombe, Saunton Sands in Saunton is another great spot to unroll your picnic blanket during a beach holiday in Ilfracombe and dogs are welcome all year round. With 3 miles of sand, beautiful sand dunes and exhilarating surf – Saunton Sands is one of Devon’s most impressive stretches of coast.
In terms of drawing the crowds, Saunton Sands is probably the most popular of Saunton and Braunton beaches. Saunton has it all, from 3 miles of flawless sand, to great waves and of course the famous sand dunes of Braunton Burrows running behind it. Probably due to its picturesque appearance, Saunton Sands has appeared in several films over the years.
In 1982 Pink Floyd’s film The Wall featured it, and more recently the music video for ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams was filmed on the sands too! Due to its long length, Saunton Sands is particularly popular with large groups, especially of surfers.