The village of Croyde, set in Croyde Bay, North
Devon is the ideal location for a holiday in Croyde.
It is a wonderful blend of old and new. The village
is steeped in history and has been home to generations
of farmers and fishermen and the original, old stone
cottages and thatched roofed buildings are still
in use today.
Wander along some of the villages little back lanes
and footpaths and you will discover some beautiful
views of the bay and the surrounding countryside
which has been farmed for generations. If you enjoy
a good walk, then why not follow the Heritage coastline
that surrounds Croyde Bay and visit Baggy Point,
set amongst some of the most dramatic coastline
in the UK and cared for by the National Trust. All
around Croyde is a magical network of interconnecting
footpaths and bridleways.
One of the UK’s best beaches on your doorstep
you would prefer to relax, then a few minutes walk
will take you across to Croyde beach. The beach
has won several awards and is regularly maintained
and protected by Lifeguards through the summer months.
Croyde Burrows, surrounding the beach is protected
due to the unique birds and wildlife that inhabit
them. There are food and drink outlets and public
conveniences at both the north and south entrances
to the beach.
If you are in need of refreshment, there are shops,
cafes, restaurants, tea rooms and pubs all within
the village centre, with a cafe overlooking the
whole bay at the foot of the Baggy Point coastal
Surfing at Croyde
has been popular with surfers since the sport began
in Britain. Its clean, accessible beach, big waves
and warm waters make it an ideal surfing spot and
due to the increase in surf schools and shops, Croyde
has grown in popularity and is now deemed to be
amongst the top surfing venues in the UK. There
is constantly a mix of newcomers, seasoned professionals
and experienced locals all enjoying the big waves
that Croyde has to offer and the wonderful atmosphere
created by the buzz that surfing creates.
Perfect for families too
If you are considering Croyde as a venue for family
holiday, then you will find that there is plenty
going on to entertain the whole family. As well
as the beach at Croyde, there are also beaches at
Saunton and Putsborough, both within walking distance
and both well served by beach shops and cafés.
Croyde has a swimming baths with fun pool and family
pubs with play equipment and outside seating for
The Tarka trail in nearby Braunton is a cycle path
built on an old railway line which makes its way
all over the North Devon coast and eventually inland
as far as Exeter. You will find several places offer
cycle hire along the path. The path also runs up
to Ilfracombe which is a bustling little fishing
village with plenty of attractions for tourists.
Outside of Croyde is a whole host of fascinating
and historical villages to visit and tourist attractions
- click here to find out
more about North Devon.
But if you just want to relax, stay around Croyde
itself. There is always a magical, chilled out atmosphere
there. A wonderful place to visit and once you've been, you'll never forget Croyde.