About Saunton Sands

This huge stretch of dune backed sand is known for its long, gentle, peeling waves that are perfect for longboarders, and as such has become something of a Mecca for loggers. Fairly consistent and works through the tides, it's also popular with beginners. The paddle back out can be a chore in anything other than small waves.

Source: Saunton Sands Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for all.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Friendly vibe in line-up.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Can get busy, but manageable.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun is the key word here - popular spot for longboarders with a large, faithful crew who travel to enjoy the long, walling waves. Plenty of classic Bilbo's on show.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK when small, long paddle when bigger.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

OK - can be sewage after heavy rains.

Additional Information




Beachfront carpark at northern end of beach accessed off the Saunton Road.

Bring Your

Fish, funboard, longboard, sup


Long sandy beach.

Best Season

Year round spot.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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