Croyde

Travel Guide
Croyde showing a sandy beach and landscape views

Combining old-world charm with modern surf chic, this unspoiled village is hugely popular with tourists, from watersports enthusiasts to walkers.

Relax on one of Croyde’s three beaches or grab a board and hit the waves. Head out into the countryside on foot or on horseback. Choose from a huge number of establishments to eat in, from thatched inns to fashionable tea shops.

Walk down to the beaches, which are some of the most popular surfing spots in Devon. Surf Woolacombe and Putsborough Beach end to end or just enjoy the scenery. Relax on golden sand at Croyde Beach, which is sheltered between two headlands. Walk the 2 miles (3 kilometers) across Saunton Beach to Crow Point and then back across the nature reserve for beautiful scenic views.

Visit the Museum of British Surfing to learn more about Croyde’s most popular pastime. See vintage wetsuits and surfboards and discover the history of the sport, from 18th-century British sailors riding Hawaiian waves to the 1920s pioneers who popularized it here.

Explore the countryside around the village. Head to Baggy Point for dramatic views of the waves crashing into the cliffs. Use it as a starting point to explore the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile (1,010-kilometer) footpath and the longest in England. Wander Braunton Burrows, the U.K.’s largest network of dunes. Try to find the mock landing craft, which commemorate when the dunes were used to train American troops prior to D-Day.

Croyde is at its most popular in the summer, when tourists and surfers flock to the beaches. Visit off-season when beaches and roads are less crowded. Reach Croyde by taking a bus to Barnstaple and a bus from there to the village. Parking in the village can be expensive, but nearby Woolacombe and Staunton have cheaper parking lots only a short distance away. Off-season these prices are much less expensive.

Where to stay in Croyde

Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
4 out of 5
Unison, Braunton, England, EX33 1QB
The price is £103 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly resort in Braunton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (93 reviews)
"The hotel rooms were spacious for a family and clean. The staff were lovely and accommodating but the roast dinner and temperature of food left a lot to be desired, same for the breakfast."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2021

Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
Walking On Waves Surf Camp & Lodge
Walking On Waves Surf Camp & Lodge
3 out of 5
Unison Croyde Bay Holiday Resort, Braunton, England, EX33 1QB
Stay at this 3-star holiday park in Braunton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions North Devon Coast and Croyde Bay Beach ...
Walking On Waves Surf Camp & Lodge
Croyde Wonky Cottage 1 Bedroom
Croyde Wonky Cottage 1 Bedroom
3.5 out of 5
34 Moor Lane, Braunton, England, EX33 1NP
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Braunton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions North Devon Coast and Croyde Bay Beach are located ...
Croyde Wonky Cottage 1 Bedroom
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Croyde Wonky Cottage 1 Bedroom
Croyde Wonky Cottage 1 Bedroom
3.5 out of 5
34 Moor Lane, Braunton, England, EX33 1NP
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Braunton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions North Devon Coast and Croyde Bay Beach are located ...
Croyde Wonky Cottage 1 Bedroom
THE Cabin Croyde 4 Bedrooms
THE Cabin Croyde 4 Bedrooms
3.5 out of 5
36 Leadengate Close, Croyde, Braunton, England, EX33 1PT
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Braunton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions North Devon Coast and Croyde Bay Beach are located ...
THE Cabin Croyde 4 Bedrooms
Traditional Farmhouse, located in central Croyde, close to shops, pubs & short walk to beach - Montague Farmhouse
Traditional Farmhouse, located in central Croyde, close to shops, pubs & short walk to beach - Montague Farmhouse
Braunton, ENG
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Braunton. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions North Devon Coast and Croyde Bay Beach are ...
3/5 (1 review)
Overall the Holiday was good. But the house is in nead of up dating
"Very good"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Traditional Farmhouse, located in central Croyde, close to shops, pubs & short walk to beach - Montague Farmhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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