Saunton Beach Villas are 26 well located individual wooden structure villas that are situated in the surrounding area of Saunton Sands Beach. The villas are perfect on many levels for holidays with friends or family alike, and importantly, we also welcome dogs to come and stay too! Saunton Beach is the only beach in this area that allows dogs all year round, making this the most perfect place to come and stay with your 4 legged friend! The villas sleep between 4 and 8 people, and are available to book all year round.
North Devon is home to some of the most stunning coastline in the country, offering endless amounts of outdoor fun whether on the coastline, or further inshore on the wild ruggedness of Exmoor.
More locally to the area is Braunton Burrows which forms the backdrop for the epic stretch of sand that is Saunton Sands Beach, a worldwide renowned Unesco Biosphere reserve, and an internationally recognised SSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). The Burrows themselves are home to an extensive and impressive range of both Flora and Fauna, and haven for wildlife lovers and walkers alike.
Saunton Sands Beach was used extensively for the purpose of training troops during the D-Day Landings, indeed Braunton Burrows are still used today as one of the most important training areas for nationwide Armed Forces – it is not unusual hear the pulsating thud of a chinooks blades as it gracefully deposits soldiers via parachutes onto the dunes, or indeed see the mighty Hercules C-130 plane land then gracefully take off further up the beach – an indication of just how immense this stretch of sand really is!
Such is the beauty of Saunton that it has also provided an irresistable draw over the years for film and music makers alike – back in 1946, the beach was used for the filming of “A Matter of Life and Death” (sometimes called the ‘Stairway to Heaven’) which saw David Niven bail out over the beach without a parachute! Several years later in 1982, Pink Floyd used it for the filming of their film “The Wall”, and later returned with 700 wrought iron hospital beds to shoot for their iconic album cover “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” in 1987. Robbie Williams later followed in 1997 and filmed the video to Angels on the beach, and most recently (Jan 2013), Warner Bros. were on site using the beach for filming for Tom Cruise’s new film “All You Need Is Kill”, so really, you never know who you might be lucky enough to spot!
There are plenty of things to do for the family in this area, with a range of family attractions such as The Big Sheep, Milky Way, Exmoor Zoo and Combe Martin Dinosaur and Wildlife Park to name but a few.
Of course, if water sports are more your thing, well, what is there to say – endless, slow rolling waves from the Atlantic provide an ideal environment for surfers of any age and ability, and is one of the biggest draws for our customers, so if you’ve never tried your hand (or foot!) at surfing, why not make this holiday complete by dipping your toe in the water…… We hope to see you soon