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Braunton Burrows

Braunton Burrows: Sand Dunes and Saunton Beach

Braunton burrows is the second largest sand dune in the UK covering 1,000 hectares. The site owned and managed by Christie Devon Estates. Some of the dunes are as high as 30m.

The burrows is used by the Ministry of Defence for training purposes and we came across a number of recruits being put through their paces running up and down a huge dune.

Next to the surf beach of Saunton Sands which is always very busy but can walk along the beach to Crow point and further on along the south west coast path to Horsey Island nature reserve to do some bird watching.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve 

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Downloadable Guide and Map

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Braunton Burrows Sand Dunes View towards Saunton Sands
Dunes Braunton Burrows walking toward the beach
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Braunton Burrows Parking


Sandy Lane Carpark: Sandy Ln, Braunton EX33 2NX. We paid £2.50 to park and got a free cup of coffee. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Crow Point Car Park: Unnamed Road, Braunton EX33 2NX – This is down a toll road which requires £2 at a automated barrier so make sure you have correct change.

Saunton Sands Car Park: Braunton EX33 1LQ

Braunton Burrows Map

Sand Dunes UK

The largest being Sefton Coast  Stretching for around 12 miles between Liverpool and Southport, 4605.3 hectare which ends at Crosby Beach. Crosby beach has 100 cast-iron lifesize figures that stretch the coastline and almost a mile out into the sea created by sculpture and artist Antony all of them looking out to sea. These are part of a permanent art exhibition called ‘Another Place’.

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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