Braunton Burrows, Braunton, Devon
Braunton Burrows near Braunton is home to England’s largest system of marram grass sand dunes, covering 2,400 acres and stretching for 3 miles along the North Devon coast. It was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve due to its significant scientific and cultural interest. Although the burrows are privately owned there is public access but because it’s not the easiest, it tends to remain fairly quiet here so it’s a nice place for a stroll along the sands and out to Crow Point, the hook shaped peninsula that juts out into the estuary where the Rivers Taw and Torridge meet.
The sunsets at Braunton Burrows are spectacular to say the least, and if you’re into natural history, well, the reserve abounds in it, providing a habitat for foxes, hedgehogs, rabbits, moles, lizards, weasels, mink, voles, butterflies, birds and rare plants, including 11 different types of orchid and 5 of the 6 reptile species found in the UK. Take your notebook, and most of all your camera.
All information correct at the time of writing