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With sweeping views over three miles of North Devonshire beaches, The Saunton Sands Hotel is an Art Deco-inspired classic. It offers traditional British grandeur, excellent service and the seaview rooms are the best - but the real highlights are the unspoilt dunes of Braunton Burrows and the superb surf epitomises the best of the British seaside break.

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Discover a pristine coastal paradise just steps away from your accommodation, where miles of untouched dunes, picturesque beaches and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean await. This remarkable natural landscape is part of the esteemed UNESCO heritage biosphere reserve, ensuring its preservation for generations to come.

A five-minute drive will take you to charming Braunton village.

By plane: Exeter airport (61 miles)

By train: London Paddington to Barnstaple takes around 4 hours. The hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from the station. Book tickets to Barnstaple.

By car: Saunton Sands Hotel is 1 hour 30 mins from Exeter, 2 hours 15 mins from Bristol and 4 hours 20 mins from London. Free parking is available at the hotel.

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Embracing its rich heritage, the hotel exudes timeless charm through its traditional style. A homage to the opulence of years gone by, it seamlessly blends bold Art Deco elements with a modern twist. The fresh and contemporary aesthetic incorporates vibrant colour palettes inspired by the coastal surroundings, creating a harmonious fusion of the past and the present.


Guests of Saunton Sands can get a discount on a private surf lesson on Saunton Sands Beach. The Spa's marine-vitality pool has floor-to-ceiling Ocean views and is home to a marine-inspired thermal suite with a salt inhalation steam room, Finnish aroma sauna, ice fountain, marine-vitality pool and nine treatment rooms. Enjoy a post-treatment chill on the rooftop sundeck.

  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • Putting green
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Take your pick from a plethora of rooms, including cosy retreats, a sea-facing haven, a family suite or a luxurious apartment. All rooms offer ample space and comfy beds and some rooms boast incredible sea views.

Room types: Single, Cosy, Spacious Inland, Inland Family, Sea Facing, Sea Facing Family Suites, Saunton Apartments, Living Suites, Sea Facing Deluxe, 180 Degrees South Apartments

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, luxury toiletries, TV with Sky Sports and Freeview, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

If the weather allows, dine al fresco on the terrace with beautiful sea views. Relish a fine-dining affair in the formal Dining Room where Head Chef Mathias Oberg artfully presents plates showcasing his ability to cook classic dishes using local seasonal produce with natural flare, or opt for a relaxed supper at the contemporary Beachside Grill.

The Dining Room: 2-AA Rosette dining, European cuisine, steaks, small plates, smart dress. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Mains from £12.

Beachside Grill: relaxed all-day bistro, sandwiches, salads, burgers, steaks. Food served 11am-9.30pm. Large plates from £12.

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