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Croyde is a pretty seaside village in North Devon. Although small, Croyde is a lively and charming place full of shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as some cosy holiday cottages dotted in and around the village’s 17th century buildings. Croyde is most famous for its wide arc of beach, Croyde Bay. One of the best beaches for surfing, swimming, and body boarding in the whole county, if you want to learn to surf during your next Devon holiday, Croyde is the place to come to!
For a coastal holiday, there aren’t many more picturesque locations than Croyde. The bay is sheltered and perfect for long days spent on the beach, which is privately owned and lifeguarded during the summer months. We have a fantastic selection of holiday cottages in and around Croyde village that are the perfect home from home. From small romantic cottages, to larger family friendly properties, we are sure to have a property to suit your holiday.
Why visit Croyde?
North Devon as a region is a wonderful mixture of beautiful coastline backed by rolling green countryside and Croyde is no exception. The wide bay is backed by soft sand dunes with peaceful countryside beyond. There are many little towns and villages near to Croyde that make lovely day trips. A short walk to neighbouring village Georgeham is the perfect way to reward yourself with a meal and a pint of local ale in one of the friendly local pubs. Further along the coast you will find the surfing village of Braunton where you can pick up all you need to look the part of a pro surfer! Braunton is also home to the Braunton Burrows Biosphere Reserve, a wide expanse of meadowland and sand dunes, which is the perfect place for a dog walk if you are planning to bring your four legged friend on holiday with you.
What to do in Croyde
Croyde Bay beach is immensely popular with surfers and beach lovers too. The water’s sheltered and usually fairly warm and the waves are always big making it ideal for catching waves. There are plenty of places to hire surf equipment and to book lessons. During June, Croyde is home to the popular surf and music festival Oceanfest. With famous names such as Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and Bastille in the lost of past performers, June is a great time to visit Croyde and experience the surfing and festival vibe that descends upon the village.
Croyde is a walker’s haven and there are plenty of places to stretch your legs and walk your dog if he’s joining you on your holiday. The National Trust owned headland of Baggy Point is a popular destination for locals and holidaymakers alike as it offers stunning coastal views and is accessible by the South West Coast Path, the peaceful rugged headland is a tranquil escape from the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Croyde.
Further inland, following the Taw estuary between Braunton Burrows and Saunton, is a little corner of beach known as Crow Point. A dramatic and remote coastal area, it’s a popular place for walkers, as you can park and explore the beach, and walk around to the little lighthouse that signals the entrance to the River Taw.