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
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.
Map of Braunton and places to visit
Braunton places to visit
See more places nearby in the Devon guide