Saunton Sands Beach Photo

Saunton Sands Beach - Devon

Car park, Saunton Sands

Looking south east from the South West Coast Path near to the Saunton Sands Hotel. In the background is Braunton Burrows. Braunton Burrows is one of the largest dune systems in Britain, about 5 km long north to south and 1.5 km wide, with lime-rich dunes up to 30 m high, and an extensive system of variably-flooded slacks, grassland and scrub, inland of a wide sandy foreshore. There is thus a variety of habitats for many flowering and lower plants, and for many birds and invertebrates. Several species are nationally rare or vulnerable. There are also important features of geological interest.

© David P Howard and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: Saunton Sands Beach, South West England

Date taken / added: 6th Jul 2012

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