Braunton claims to be the largest village in Britain and is only a few miles from North Devon's Golden Coast. The excellent shopping facilities and good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants make Braunton an ideal base from which to explore the varied attractions of the area. The dramatic coastline and spectacular beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough with their golden sands, safe bathing and excellent surfing are all within a short drive. Today, Braunton is a very important area of archaeological and natural importance. Braunton Great Field on the outskirts of the village is a famous archaeological site and one of a very few remaining examples of mediaeval strip farming. Braunton Burrows is a huge expanse of sand dunes - the largest in the UK -which stretches 6km along the shore and 2km inland.