Croyde, North Devon


Croyde Beach By John from Sheffield, UK | CC BY-SA 2.0 | via Wikimedia Commons

Croyde is a lovely little seaside village well worth a visit. It is near to Woolacombe on the North Devon coast. There are many things to do in Croyde, but it’s main attraction is the proximity to the coast. It is also near to Baggy Point, owned by the National Trust with some great circular walks to be had if you are feeling energetic. The village itself has an olde-world charm of it’s own, and has many attractions for the young surfing visitors. It is a popular tourist destination, and great for walkers as well. There are three great beaches to choose from.

Croyde Beach is a beautiful sandy bay, with rolling sand dunes and some of the best surf in the country. Parking is available at Down End Car Park and is open all year around. There is a Surf Academy as well as a cafe on site.  There is also a toilet block and a beach shower. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from May to September but are allowed at other times throughout the year.

You can choose from a number of places to eat and drink. These range from pubs, country hotels and shops with tea gardens. You can find a number of surfing shops in Croyde, as you would expect, as well as a couple of village stores. There is also a gallery and crafts centre where there are a number of gifts to choose from.

If you are down in this part of the country, make sure you spend some time around the North Devon coastline. It is a beautiful area, with lots of beaches to choose from.

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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