Our guide to Braunton holiday cottages
Think of Saunton and you’re bound to picture endless sands wrapped around hilly dunes and inviting waters. The village is renowned for its impressive surfing conditions.
Just a few miles away, Braunton enjoys dazzling views, and you are close enough to make the most of Saunton Sands. Braunton is reputed as being the largest village in England with its own shops, restaurants and surrounding walks - so it has plenty to occupy its many yearly visitors. The South West Coast Path passes through Saunton, and the Tarka Trail includes Braunton – so walkers will be in their element!
Things to do in Saunton & Braunton
We adore walking in the fresh country air and we just know you’ll love the North Devon Exmoor Walking Festival. If you plan on visiting the area at the end of April to the beginning of May, then you’re in luck. The ten day festival is always a big hit and it takes you through the magnificent landscapes of the Quantock Hills, the National Park and North Devon. You can choose from 30 guided walks so give it a try and get yourself pumped up for the trek.
A spectacular part of the local area is Braunton Burrows. The biggest network of sand dunes in the UK is a remarkable sight and it’s also an official UNESCO biosphere reserve. Go for a stroll along the reserve and you’ll spot over 400 species of plant life, rabbit burrows and other forms of nature.
Saunton & Braunton Attractions
Saunton and Braunton have plenty of attractions. Trust us, we know you’ll love these hot spots as much as we do. One things for sure – you won’t be stuck for things to do here as there’s plenty of action! Go kitesurfing at Saunton Sands – the kids will adore it here. It does get busy during summer but everyone is friendly – the gorgeous sands and coastal views will make anyone smile. Kitesurfing is banned during July and August but the rest of the year, it’s perfectly fine. You might also see some surfers making impressive moves in the sea.
If you fancy learning more about the local history, head to Braunton and District Museum. Braunton is the largest village in the country so it’s no surprise that it has an intriguing past. Learn about the local history, see The Braunton Great Field – just one of two remaining Saxon strip farming in England as well as displays of maritime heritage.
All the family, especially young ones will love getting to grips with the past. A dinosaur adventure is an exciting way to spend your day which is why we suggest a trip to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. You might not expect to see lions, sealions and penguins in the rural countryside but that’s exactly what you’ll find here. There’s also feeding talks and shows as well as the chance to get up close to some dinosaurs – you’ll think they’re real they sound so close!