Braunton has everything you want from a large village in North Devon, with a large choice of restaurants, cafes and surf shops. It has all the shops you need for essentials and is perfectly located for exploring the rest of North Devon. Within a few miles there are incredible beaches, the Tarka Trail cycle route, Braunton Burrows sand-dunes, Saunton golf course, incredible hiking and countryside cycling and the fantastic village of Croyde.
Miles of golden sand on this family friendly beach. Great for families, it backs onto miles of sand dunes, and has a fantastic cafe, restaurant and surf hire all on the beach itself.
Situated only a few miles round the coast from Braunton, the pretty village of Croyde has long been a popular holiday destination. It's beach is also renowned as the best short break surf beach in the UK and draws surfers and body boarders all year round.
The Tarka Trail off road cycle track runs for 30 miles along the route of a disused railway line. It runs through beautiful countryside, along the estuary, under and over beautiful bridges and passes many pubs, cafes and towns such as Instow. Its flat, safe paths mean that it's as equally suitable for families with young children as it is for serious cyclists wanting to a long training ride without traffic.
Other things to see and do
Saunton Golf Saunton Golf Club provides a challenging but rewarding round of golf in a stunning location.
Braunton Burrows is the largest sand dune system in Britain and it a fantastic place for walking. Kids and dogs equally love running up and down the huge dunes.
Baggy Point (National Trust) Baggy Point overlooks Croyde and has stunning coastal views, great walks along the South West Coast Path and opportunities to climb and surf.