Surfing Holidays at Saunton Sands Beach in North Devon

Perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers, Saunton Sands Beach is a top UK surf spot thanks to its prime position on the North Devon Coastline. The west-facing beach picks up an offshore easterly wind whilst being somewhat sheltered from north winds. Local swells and distant ground swells create waves which crash on to a gently sloping shoreline, thereby giving surfers a fantastic and consistent ride at all stages of the tide – when the conditions are right! Saunton Beach is lifeguarded from May through to November.

Surf Schools at Saunton Beach

We’re lucky enough to play host to several excellent surf schools right here on Saunton Beach. As one of the longest stretches of beach in the UK (3 miles!) there is plenty of room for learners, surfers and bathers to enjoy the clean waters.

Walking on Waves and Surf South West

The fun doesn’t stop at surfing; there are loads of other water sports to try whilst you’re on holiday with us such as coasteering, kite surfing, kayaking, and even wild swimming – how many new adventure activities can you fit in during your stay?

The History of Surfing at Saunton

If you’re going to be learning how to surf in Saunton, then don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the history of surfing at The British Surf Museum, located in the neighbouring village of Braunton. This fantastic museum charts the history of British surfing through the ages with a wealth of interesting local facts and exhibits. Find the story of the first female surfer – her family still live here in the very same private hut!

Go back to the roots of the sport, dive into its rich culture and discover the foundations on which the strong local surf community of today has been built.

Self-Catering Villa Accommodation Right on the Beach

Saunton Beach Villas are located just a stone’s throw from the surf at Saunton Sands Beach, and on the edge of Braunton Burrows UNESCO biosphere reserve. Come on down and breathe in the fresh sea breeze, catch some waves and capture the mesmerising coastal views that stretch right out to the horizon. A surfing break at Saunton Beach Villas will make you feel as though you’ve landed a million miles away without ever leaving the UK.

Local Surfing Links - The latest surf report and live surf cam - Your one-stop-surf-shop! Board, wetsuits, accessories and priceless advice.

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