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Braunton is a town eight kilometres to the west of Barnstable in northern Devon, within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...that claims to be 'the largest village in England'.

The most interesting part of the village is the oldest part, immediately around the Church of Saint Brannocks - note that the tower of the church is perhaps 700 yeras old, while some parts of the church are more recent

Visit Braunton

The village has a good selection of shops, both practical and 'touristy', and several surfing shops, as well as pubs and restaurants.

There are several very high quality beaches close to Braunton, which lies just 3km from the renowned north Devon coast. Popular with families and surfers, among these nearby are Staunton Sands, Putsborough and Croyde.

Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve and Biosphere

Stretching for six kilometres from Braunton stands the largest range of sand dunes in Britain. These, and the surrounding area, are so important that they have been listed as a 'UNESCO biospere reserve' i.e. an environment that needs to be protected. It if the first such listed biosphere in Britain and a fascinating environment to explore.

You can find more local travel ideas in the North Devon guide and the Devon guide.

See also: 

Map of Braunton and places to visit

Braunton places to visit

Saunton

Saunton

Saunton guide
Croyde

Croyde

Croyde guide
Appledore

Appledore

Appledore guide
Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! guide
Woolacombe

Woolacombe

Woolacombe guide
Bideford

Bideford

Bideford guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Devon

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