The Beach Guide

Saunton Sands Beach

Saunton Sands Beach - Devon

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Three and a half miles of golden sand backed by one of the most unique and impressive dune systems in the country. Saunton Sands is bounded to the south by the combined estuaries of the rivers Taw and Torridge. Popular with families and longboarders.

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Dogs are allowed on the beach provided that the dog owner removes all waste matter. The beach owner reserves the right to restrict access for dogs at any time during the year.

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    EX33 1LQ

    OS grid ref.

    SS 4463 3755

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    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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