Just 2 miles from Wyndham Villa, the stunning expanse of beach at Saunton Sands stretches for 3 miles and is ideal for family fun with buckets and spades, as well as watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Its well stocked beach shop provides essential supplies and equipment and its cafe/takeaway shop provides hot snacks and beverages, ice creams, etc. There is also a licensed restaurant ‘The Sands’ situated just off the beach, hardstanding carpark and visitor toilets. Saunton Sands also offers access to the thousand hectares of dunes at Braunton Burrows and at the most southerly tip of the dunes is Crow Point, on the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet.
Croyde’s beach is a favourite with holidaymakers. Set within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the sheltered sandy bay and sweep of golden sand offer safe bathing, excellent surfing and to the northern end, lively rock pools when the tide is low. Lifeguards patrol the beach between May and September. Croyde lies on the South West Coast Path and the adjoining National Trust land and headland known as Baggy Point are ideal for exploring on foot. The village of Croyde itself is considered to be one of the prettiest in England.
At the southern corner of Woolacombe and just around the headland of Baggy Point from Croyde lies the beautiful beach of Putsborough Sands. Sheltered, safe, uncommercialised and clean, the vast golden sands, streams and rock pools here are perfect for family fun, while the rolling waves make this an ideal surfing location. There is an excellent cafe just above the beach serving hot drinks and snacks, ice cream, etc, and the carpark also has visitor toilets.
Woolacombe is a lively holiday location with great pubs, restaurants and activities. Its Blue Flag beach provides space and freedom for all kinds of watersports, sunbathing, paddling, games and walks, and a sandcastle competition each July.