Installation : Saunton Sands Hotel

Type: Hotel Terrace

Perched on the top of a cliff overlooking 3 miles of golden sand and some of the best surf in the country, the parasols at the Saunton Sands Hotel needed to be robust and durable, suitable for coastal climates and able to withstand the wind and the rain.

Reduced management costs were a prime consideration, as these replaced more traditional jumbo parasols that had to be opened and closed daily and required regular maintenance to combat the salt and the sand.

The requirement was to fit the Vortex parasols to the existing ground sockets, so custom made adapters were made in-house. This eliminated the need for costly groundworks to take out and replace the existing bases and helped reduce the overall cost.

The new Vortex parasols provide the Hotel with year round cover for their terrace, whatever the weather or time of year. The integrated heating and lighting were initially required to extend the use of the terrace long into the summer nights, but as the summer season has drawn to a close the Vortex parasols have continued to allow customers to make the most of the terrace and enjoy the spectacular view of the beach below even during the autumn and winter months.


  • 2 x Vortex 4.2m square
  • Custom made base adaptor to fit existing ground sockets
  • Fully integrated heating and lighting


  • Withstand coastal wind, rain and sea
  • Remove daily staff  management hours & costs
  • Reduce maintenance downtime & costs
  • Provide year-round use