This may not be the prettiest or most exotic hotel for aspiring surfers but it has three very strong cards to play when it comes to a surftrip. Firstly it is beachfront to one of the easiest and best beginners waves in the world. Secondly despite being a monstrosity to look at from the outside, inside it is a solid 4 Star Hotel with all the frills. Thirdly it overlooks one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK, the Saunton Sand Dunes, as well as the Saunton Sands Golf Club, our Editors favourite course in the UK! For a beginner surfer or if you are trying to get your kids into the sport in relative safety, this is the spot!