Where is Kittiwake house

Braunton and the surrounding area is packed full of fabulous pubs, stunning beaches and beautiful scenery.

The large village is situated just a few miles outside Barnstaple and at the heart of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve, which features Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system in England.

The village also lies just west of Saunton Sands, which is one of the best beaches for water sports in the UK, and benefits from beautiful golden sands perfect for families with children.

Passing through the village is the legendary South West Coast Path that gives walkers access to stunning views of the North Devon coastline as it makes it way east to Mortehoe or west to Instow. The largely traffic free Tarka Trail also winds its way through Braunton and is great for both cyclists and walkers.

Much of Braunton lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which includes the Burrows, Saunton Sands and the Taw Estuary, making it a great place to see the beautiful wildlife that inhabits these areas.

The closest beach to Braunton is Saunton Sands, a three mile stretch of perfect golden sands sheltered by the Burrows. Saunton is ideal for everyone and allows dogs all year round. There is an annual sandcastle building competition at the beach, as well as a good restaurant/café. Just a little further along the coast is Croyde where the GoldCoast Oceanfest surf and musical festival is held every June.

Many leisure activities can be enjoyed around North Devon. At Saunton, a championship golf course is a must for more experienced golfers looking to play one of the best courses in the UK. Horse riders will also enjoy a variety of both countryside and coastal treks with Shelly Riding School on the edge of Braunton, the nearest to Kittiwake.

For guests looking for something a little more relaxed there are several excellent gardens and National Trust properties to explore within a half hour's drive of Braunton. Recommendations include Broomhill Sculpture Garden, Marwood and Arlington Court.

Location FAQ

Where is the nearest beach?
Saunton Sands is the nearest beach and is around two miles away.
Is the beach child friendly?
Yes, Saunton and neighbouring beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe are child friendly with lots of golden sand and lifeguards on patrol during the peak weeks.
Where is the nearest dog-friendly beach?
Saunton Sands is a privately owned beach and happy to welcome dogs. A large stretch of Woolacombe is also now dog friendly.
How far is the nearest shop?
Cawthornes is the nearest food shop and is less than a five minute walk from Kittiwake. Tesco is also in Braunton and less than a mile away. 
Where is the nearest restaurant or pub?
The White Lion is on the corner of North Street and less than a five minute walk, as are The Riverside, SQ Bar and Restaurant and At One.
Are there any local footpath or cycle ways?
The Tarka Trail begins in Braunton and is a largely traffic free footpath and cycleway that goes all the way to Barnstaple. 
Can we hire surf equipment locally?
Yes you can hire surf equipment in Braunton, the nearest shops being Tiki Surf Shop, Second Skin and The Board Barn. 
Are surf lessons available in the area?
Yes surf lessons can be arranged at many of the local beaches. 
Can we hire bikes in Braunton?
Otter Cycle Hire is located in Braunton. If looking to hire bikes it is worth booking them in advance.
What shops will we find in Braunton?
Braunton has a great range of shops, including its own traditional green grocer, a bakery, craft stores and much more. There is also a supermarket in Braunton.