1853 - A beaked whale, some 23 feet long, is beached on Saunton Sands.
1961 - Windows are smashed in Braunton when a 7-foot long wartime land mine is exploded on Saunton Sands.
1974 - A 20-foot long whale, weighing 5 tons, is washed up on Saunton Beach. Its burial, on Braunton Burrows, takes two days.
1995 - A huge gorse fire threatens the Saunton Sands Hotel but is brought under control by 12 fire engines.
1998 - Following the discovery of termites in two bungalows at Saunton the Government announces it will spend £190,000 over 12 years to wipe them out.