Saunton Sands Hotel

Art deco elegance provides the backdrop for a classic British seaside setting

Luxurious art deco Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon is a four star hotel offering AA Rosette award winning menus, unrivalled views over miles of golden sands and a beautiful, comfortable interior.

While its position on the beach provides all guests need for safe paddling and bathing, as well as exhilarating surfing, there’s lots to do inside too: a warm large indoor pool, a leisure suite including sauna and therapy treatments, and entertainments and games for all the family. It’s also located next to Saunton Golf Club and right on the South West Coast path, so it’s popular with walkers and golfers.

Couples looking for a peaceful romantic Devon break and families with energetic children keen on fun indoor and outdoor activities (there is a great entertainment programme in school hols), will enjoy the setting, which is further enhanced by very good quality evening and lunchtime dining, large traditional English breakfasts and the classic afternoon tea with mini macarons and finger sandwhiches in the newly refurbished art deco-style dining room.

Sample menu


Squab pigeon – confit leg croustillant, pickled beets, walnuts, shimeji mushrooms, port and truffle honey jus


Lane End Farm chicken – crispy chicken wellington, braised thigh, truffle gnocchi, cep puree, charred sweetcorn, madeira and truffle jus


Carrot and pistachio cake- carrot and cardamom pannacotta – golden sultanas – condensed milk ice cream – cinnamon espuma

The set menu including starter, main and dessert is £36 VAT inclusive

Insider’s tips

Ask for one of the hotel’s groovy picnic boxes filled with goodies, fresh sarnies and a bottle of wine to take down to the beach.

In good weather, enjoy a sundowner or dinner on the terrace with its world-class views

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Saunton Road, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1LQ

01271 890212

Chef: Dez Turland

Owner: Peter Brend

Bedroom rate: £95

Bedrooms: 89

  • Kids welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Outside catering
  • Parking available
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Gluten free options
  • Wedding venue
  • Online booking


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