A few miles to the west of the village of Braunton lies the breathtaking, tranquil village of Saunton. With a beautiful beach and cliffs, a Saunton holiday rental apartment provides stunning sea views and the opportunity to venture out to indulge in a range of activities and attractions. With so much to see and do in the village and the surrounding area, visitors will leave this charming village filled with wonderful holiday memories.
With a beautiful stretch of coastline, sandy beach and dramatic cliffs, a Saunton holiday is the ideal choice for those who love watersports. As well as spending the day sunbathing on the sand, visitors can indulge in activities such as long boarding, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing and swimming. Popular activities on the sand here include sand yachting, walking, beachcombing and kite flying. Walking, cycling and hiking can also be enjoyed along the surrounding cliffs. Other activities available in the village are golf, tennis and indoor swimming.
If you can tear yourself away from the breathtaking views that your Saunton holiday rental apartment gives you, there are many attractions to be enjoyed in the area surrounding the village. The neighbouring village of Braunton, which is reputed to be the largest in England, has a traditional charm with old houses and cobbled streets. The village is also bounded by Braunton Burrows, the largest dune system and a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Visitors will find a diverse range of plants and insects in this area.
Also worth a visit on a Saunton holiday day out is a trip to the village of Appledore. This village is home to the North Devon Maritime Museum. Housed in a beautiful Georgian listed building on the edge of a historical boatyard, visitors can spend the day viewing exhibits, memorabilia and learning about all things relating to the sea and shipbuilding.
For those considering taking a Saunton holiday they will be excited to hear that this area has a mild climate. This means that there are warm summers and mild winters. The hottest months of the year tends to be July and August with average daytime temperatures of 19°C during this time. It is even possible to enjoy temperatures as high as 15°C into the month of September! The winter months see an average daytime temperature of 8°C, making it still pleasant enough to enjoy a Saunton holiday. Snow on lower ground is very rare and the area has approximately 41 inches of precipitation annually.
Those looking to depart on a Saunton holiday will arrive at Exeter International Airport which is approximately an hour and a half’s journey from the village. The air operator Air Southwest is the most prominent airline offering cheap flights to the area. Passengers can set off from various airports around the UK including Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BFS), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle (NCL).