Saunton Sands is an impressive three mile stretch of golden sand backed by dunes (awarded Unesco Heritage Biosphere status) and is another popular surfing location separated from Croyde by a small headland. Saunton is one of the longest beaches in the southwest and ensures that even on the busiest summer day there is space for everyone to enjoy a few peaceful waves or find a quiet spot on the sands. The whole beach is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Surf South West have helped over 10,000 people of all ages to ride their first wave through our surfing courses, a unique, truly unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.
It's surprising how quickly learning to surf can be achieved with the correct instruction and the right equipment. We have the know-how to get you on your feet in the shortest possible time. And our surf schools at Croyde and Saunton are located on two of the best beaches in the UK.
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The surf at Saunton is well known for being perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. The flatness of the beach ensures that waves here break a bit slower than other beaches allowing the opportunity to gain longer rides. These favourable wave conditions also make Saunton a popular choice for longboard surfers who enjoy the perfectly shaped surf. In fact, Saunton is often used as a contest venue for longboard surfing and has often been the host of British Longboard Union events.
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Surf South West was the first surf school to operate on Saunton Sands and we were also the first surf school to be awarded the prestigious Level 4 rating by the British Surfing Association in recognition of our standards of coaching and qualifications. From Easter onwards we run lessons every day and offer a wide range of courses to suit all abilities. Saunton is a great location for private surf lessons as the wide open beach and easy, rolling waves are ideal for surfers looking to progress further and catch waves further out.
Saunton Beach is a long-standing, family favourite for a day out with plenty of space for all beach activities, beach huts for hire and plenty of car parking. It is also one of the few beaches that is dog-friendly throughout the summer months - in fact we’ve even taken a dog surfing here! See Guardian article here: Dog surfing lesson at Saunton Beach.