About the area
On the doorstep are Braunton Great Field, a famous archaeological site with all the features of a medieval open field still visible to this day and Braunton Burrows, an area of sand dunes extending nearly 4 miles along the coast to Saunton. The Burrows, the largest system of sand dunes in the UK and a naturalist's paradise, form part of the country's first UNESCO biosphere reserve. Also on hand is the Tarka trail for cyclists and the South West Coast Path for walkers.
A five minute drive brings you to Saunton with breathtaking Saunton Sands stretching as far as the eye can see. Nearby is Saunton Golf Club with its famous championship course. Golfers also have the choice of The Royal North Devon, the oldest links course in England, the testing cliff top course of Ilfracombe or the parkland courses of Portmore and Willingcott Valley.
A little further a-field but still easily accessible from Braunton are majestic Exmoor, dramatic Hartland and the picturesque villages of Clovelly, Appledore, Lee, Lynton and Lynmouth.
Families, wanting to take a break from the beach can enjoy Cascades Indoor Fun Pool in Croyde or the Leisure Centre in Barnstaple as well as a wide selection of local attractions from North Devon Farm Park and the Big Sheep to the Milky Way Adventure Park and Combe Martin Wild Life and Dinosaur Park.
For more leisurely pursuits, the gardens of Marwood Hill and Rosemoor or the National Trust properties of Arlington Court and Watersmeet offer hugely enjoyable days out.