About Croyde

Everyone who visits Croyde falls in love with the place. Often referred to as the jewel in North Devon’s crown, Croyde is a timeless place full of traditional thatched roofs cottages, surrounded by stunning countryside with one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.

Croyde caters for all ages and tastes. Behind the thatched roofs and cob walls are traditional pubs serving local foods and ales, gift shops and tea shops serving Devonshire cream teas.

Croyde is a vibrant place with a lively surfing scene, attracting surfers, young people and families from all over the world.

The surfing scene has brought with it more modern businesses offering a wider variety of pubs, restaurants and bars along with surf shops offering sales, hire and lessons.

Croyde is just one of many wonderful beaches this coastline has to offer and, exploring them is part of the North Devon experience. Vast expanses of sandy beach can be found at Saunton, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!, as well as rocky beaches such as Lee Bay and Lynmouth.

THE BEACH.

Because of its location, Croyde beach remains unspoilt by development. The dune system and the rugged headland of Baggy Point serves as a buffer, protecting the beach and giving it a sheltered, self contained feel. Well maintained, Croyde beach is clean and consistently wins awards for its water quality. In season, the beach is protected by a dedicated team of lifeguards who manage the waves so that swimmers, surfers, body boarders and kayakers all get a fair share of the surf!

There are car parks either side of Croyde bay, close enough to access the beach with a day’s worth of gear, but if you are staying in one of our properties, then the beach is accessible on foot without having to drive anywhere. The beach is perfect for families and young children, with toilets and refreshments available through the summer months.

 

SCENERY.

Croyde sits within its own bay and lies within North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The coastline offers some of the most dramatic scenery you will find in the southwest of England and is easily explored by following the South West Coast path which allows for fantastic views as well as access to secluded coves and beaches.

Maintained by the National Trust, Baggy Point is a good focal point for walkers of all levels, providing options for an easygoing circular route or a longer hike towards Putsborough and Woolacombe. In addition to the landscape views, the area is home to many wildlife species, and it is possible (if you have keen eyes… and a bit of luck!) to view buzzards, foxes, adders, seals and the occasional dolphin while walking the coast path.

 

NORTH DEVON ATTRACTIONS.

Our Holidays in Croyde holiday lets are perfectly placed to explore the surrounding area and North Devon provides great variation – from sandy beaches to wooded valleys, the bustle of market day to the untamed wilds of Exmoor.

For families, there are numerous attractions offering wet weather alternatives and also easy going kid friendly days out. These include Watermouth Castle, Combe Martin Wildlife Park (and Dinosaur World), Exmoor Zoo and the Lynton coastal railway to the east of Croyde. Meanwhile travel to the west of North Devon and you can discover the cliff village of Clovelly, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and the Atlantic Village retail park.

In addition, North Devon retains a unique character embodied in its picturesque villages and historical towns such as Torrington (with its 1666 civil war attraction), Ilfracombe (Victorian heritage) and the region’s principle town, Barnstaple.

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CROYDE BEACH

Because of its location, Croyde beach remains unspoilt by development. The dune system and the rugged headland of Baggy Point serves as a buffer, protecting the beach and giving it a sheltered, self contained feel. Well maintained, Croyde beach is clean and consistently wins awards for its water quality. In season, the beach is protected by a dedicated team of lifeguards who manage the waves so that swimmers, surfers, body boarders and kayakers all get a fair share of the surf!

About Croyde

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  • Oasis is a truly fabulous house, in a great position close to the beach, and the village . The swimming pool and hot tub are especially appealing, even on a dull day! There was plenty of space for our family party, and the well equipped, sociable and super stylish kitchen made catering easy . Bedrooms are all really comfortable and the views are to die for! We all had a lovely time and hope to return soon .

    Mary, Oasis, October 2020
  • Great stay at The Rock. Lovely house with a great garden and the hot tub was nice touch. Walking distance to the beach and some local shops/cafes. Well worth a visit.

    Manda, The Rock, October 2020
  • Highly recommend this accommodation, everything was better than described, great location and everything you need nice little touches to make it home from home.

    Michelle, Driftwood, September 2020
  • We have just returned from a lovely stay ar Beach Break in Croyde. The location was great, just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Croyde which had a few pubs and restaurants. The beach was close by and we took advantage of a few of the many lovely walks in the area. The beds were very comfy, living areas were perfect for our group, and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The hot tub was a great addition and we used this a few times during the week. Thanks again for a great stay.

    Meg, BeachBreak, October 2020
  • Fantastic winter stay in such a great location. Walks on the beach and cozy nights by the fire after a dip in the hot tub. Excellent hosts, great communication, nothing was too much trouble and they responded very quickly to any questions.

    Chris, The Rock, December 2020
  • We had a great stay at the bothy. Clean, tidy , close to the beach and village with very comfy beds! Excellent selection of games to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day. Would definitely return here.

    Jennifer, Bridgeford Bothy, Feb 2020