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Stay at this iconic white washed Art Deco hotel, set on the cliff tops overlooking Saunton Sands and experience a little old-school charm within contemporary surrounds. Saunton Sands Hotel provides the ideal beachside retreat to soak up staggering coastal views, whilst enjoying a sundowner, after a day of exploring the beautiful north Devon coastline.

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Miles of exceptionally unspoiled dunes, beaches and the Atlantic Ocean - part of the UNESCO heritage biosphere reserve - are right on your doorstep. A five-minute drive will take you to charming Braunton village.

By plane: Exeter airport (61 miles)

By train: London Paddington to Barnstaple takes around 4 hours. The hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from the station. Book tickets to Barnstaple.

By car: Saunton Sands Hotel is 1 hour 30 mins from Exeter, 2 hours 15 mins from Bristol and 4 hours 20 mins from London. Free parking is available at the hotel.

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The hotel's traditional style is in keeping the its heritage, designed with a nod towards the decadence of a bygone era. The bold Art Deco character is fused with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic with colour palettes that mirror its coastal surrounds.


The Spa's enveloping marine-vitality pool has floor-to-ceiling Ocean views. Guest of Saunton Sands can get a discount on a private surf lesson on Saunton Sands beach.

  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • Table tennis
  • Putting green
  • Beach
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking


From cosy to sea-facing, family suites and luxury apartments, there's a variety of room types to suit your stay; all are spacious with sumptuous beds, and some have incredible sea views.

Room types: Single, Cosy, Spacious Inland, Inland Family, Sea Facing, Sea Facing Family Suites, Saunton Apartments, Living Suites, Sea Facing Deluxe, 180 Degrees South Apartments

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, luxury toiletries, TV with Sky Sports and Freeview, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi


Relish a fine-dining affair in the formal Dining Room with its Art Deco glitz or opt for a relaxed supper at the contemporary Beachside Grill. If the weather allows, dine alfresco on the terrace with stunning sea views.

The Dining Room: 2-AA Rosette dining, European cuisine, steaks, small plates, smart dress. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Mains from £12.

Beachside Grill: relaxed all-day bistro, sandwiches, salads, burgers, steaks. Food served 11am-9.30pm. Large plates from £12.

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