Saunton Sands, North Devon

Saunton, Braunton, Devon EX33, UK

Saunton Sands is a beach in the English village of Saunton on the North Devon coast near Braunton, popular as a longboard surfing location. Its southern end, ‘Crow Point’, lies at mouth of the River Taw estuary. It is part of the Taw-Torridge estuary Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of the UNESCO-designated North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve, where Braunton Burrows lies at the heart. The South West Coast Path National Trail runs through the village, and gives access to walks along the rugged North Devon coast.

Saunton Sands is popular with surfers because the beach is long and provides space for large groups. The Saunton Surf Life Saving Club is based here.

Saunton Surf
Saunton in North Devon is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It’s sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Surf Forecast for Saunton Sands, North Devon

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How to read this surf forecast

Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)10 10 15 15 20
Wave height (ft)4.5 3 1.5 2.5 6
Last updated: 19-Aug-2018