Escaping a busy schedule is what a holiday in Braunton is all about, where a wonderful mix of country life and coastal proximity invites visitors to relax into a slower Devonian pace.
Just a short drive away are the golden stretches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Wollacombe. Famed for their fantastic surf conditions they’re perfect for both pros and novices alike, with board hire companies making it easy to take to the water to enjoy a day of riding the waves.
For those who prefer to stay dry, Braunton remains a firm favourite for walkers, with the largest sand dune system in Britain being found at Braunton Burrows. Traversing varying landscapes there are many wonderful trails to discover, and for those keen to make a day of it, the 30 mile Tarka Trail linking Braunton with Meeth, offers fantastic views of the surrounding scenery.
The village is home to a number of lovely pubs as well as restaurants serving meals derived from locally sourced, fresh produce and together with a selection of shops and galleries, offers plenty to do on those days when a little retail therapy and indulgence is required.