Saunton Sands Hotel
- Sea and sand
Your hotel offers unrivalled access to Saunton Sands’ stunning beach and rolling waves.
- Art deco elegance
The elegant art deco exterior of the Saunton Sands Hotel reflects its commitment to luxurious holiday living.
- Beach huts on Saunton Sands
Saunton Sands can be ranked among the best beaches in the world.
- Surfs up
The gentle gradient of Saunton Sands creates perfect waves for novice surfers.
- The Burrows
Enjoy exploring the dunes of the Burrows, an area of great ecological importance.
- No fly
- Half board
- Short breaks
A luxurious hotel stay on the golden sands of North Devon
Stay at Saunton Sands Hotel and explore the North Devon coastline, countryside and quintessentially British sites, including RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Overlooking three miles of golden sands and the inviting waters of the Atlantic, this luxurious family-owned hotel features world-class leisure facilities, contemporary design and fine dining, all crafted to provide guests with the most relaxing and welcoming British break, whatever time of year you visit.
- Included excursions
- Dedicated Saga Host
- Hosted drinks reception
- Guided orientation walks
- Authentic experiences
- Free hotel Wi-Fi and safe
- Hotel porterage
- Tea and coffee-making facilities in your room
- Cancellation rights
Plus, this hotel features:
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Dine around option
- Rosemoor Gardens (half day) on three and seven-night stays
- Lynton and Lynmouth (full day) on four and seven-night stays
Saunton Sands Hotel, Saunton Rd, Braunton EX33 1LQ
Stay in the 4-star Saunton Sands Hotel, a glamorous art deco hotel set on the headland overlooking glorious Saunton Sands and the mesmeric waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is the flagship property of family-owned Brend Hotels.
Saga guests’ rooms are inland facing. Guests also have full use of the leisure facilities and free parking.
Upgrade to a room with sea views, subject to availability.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
Your stay at Saunton Sands Hotel is on a half-board basis. Dining at the hotel is always considered an occasion to be relished, as you will discover every day! The Dining Room, which has two AA rosettes, offers a classic British menu prepared from the finest local produce by renowned head chef Mathias Oberg, formerly of the Michelin-starred restaurant, The Shade.
Dress smartly for fine dining at The Dining Room. Other restaurants include The Terrace Lounge, Saunton Al Fresco Terrace and the Beachside Grill, which is open in the spring and summer months on the beach.
Other Hotel Information
Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, and a new state-of-the-art spa ‘Source Spa and Wellness’, providing daily fitness classes, treatments and pampering (extra charge), tennis courts and a surf school (extra charge)
Indoor and outdoor pools
Staying on the South West Coast Path you are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the natural wonders of North Devon, epitomised by the unspoilt expanse of golden sand beach washed by the Atlantic. The clean consistent waves of Saunton Sands provide the perfect classroom for would-be surfers. For those with experience of wave riding the world-famous surfing beach of Croyde is just around the headland. Further afield, Ilfracombe boasts beaches reached through Victorian hand-hewn tunnels, and a restaurant owned by artist Damian Hurst, whose 66-foot statue, Verity, stands sword drawn, at the harbour mouth.
There’s plenty more than seaside to discover too. Braunton Burrows dunes, part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the huge variety of wild flowers and wildlife they sustain, are just steps away from the hotel. Take the opportunity to visit the historic houses of North Devon, including Arlington Court, where you’ll find the National Trust Carriage Museum and Tapely Park with its Italian garden. Gardeners will be drawn to the RHS Rosemoor Gardens, with special holiday dates arranged to view the spring blooms and the renowned Rose Festival.
At Instow, enjoy the English summer chorus of leather on willow at a unique cricket ground set among the sand dunes, with a thatched club house. While on the opposite side of the estuary, in arty Appledore, you’ll find a churchyard inhabited by a much quieter crew of 'drownded mariners'. North Devon’s main town, Barnstaple is just under eight miles from Saunton Sands and home to an historic working Pannier Market, the tiny artisan food shops of Butchers' Row, a thriving theatre and many independent shops and restaurants. Walkers can take to the South West Coast Path and cyclists can explore North Devon’s coast and countryside on 163 miles of car-free Tarka Trail.
Nestled in the Torridge Valley, Rosemoor is an enchanting place to visit in every season. The gardens feature innovative seasonal planting displays as well as the largest rose garden in the South West. The show of blooms will vary depending on the time of year that you visit. Cherry trees blossom in the spring, the iconic Hot Garden dazzles with vibrant colours in summer, while the woodlands blaze with autumn finery and the Winter Garden catches the eye later in the year.
There is a constantly changing programme of events at RHS Rosemoor, some of which may coincide with your visit.
Included on 3 nights itinerary
Included on 7 nights itinerary
Lynton and Lynmouth
The small town of Lynton has a scenic clifftop setting on the Exmoor coast, overlooking the picturesque harbour village of Lynmouth, to which it is connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Enjoy an included ride on the scenic railway before free time to explore at your leisure.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
Included on 7 nights itinerary