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Croyde beach, Devon

Croyde is arguably one of North Devon's best surfing beaches. Its triangular shaped west-facing beach of fine golden sand has all the normal facilities and is backed by low dunes.

The 875 yard long beach is family friendly but parents should be aware of dangerous undercurrents and rip tides. Any bathing should be done within the lifeguard-patrolled area. Jet skis, windsurfing and kitesurfing are NOT allowed.

There is daily RNLI Lifeguard cover between early May and the end of September, activities include surf lessons, surfing courses and surf holidays offered by 'Surf South West'. There are even riding stables offering equestrian beach riding holidays with the chance to canter along the beach or ride through the waves.

The proximity of a pair of holiday camps and a number of campsites also make Croyde very popular in Summer. Out of season, you can often have the beach to yourself and there are also some excellent views of Lundy Island from the beach.

The walk to Baggy Point is a favourite with locals and there are a couple of good sized car parks nearby to cater for this.




 Sandy beach

 Good Surfing


 Lifeguard in summer

 Family friendly

 Seasonal dog ban

 Cafe, shop or pub


OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Braunton, Woolacombe, Northam and Westward Ho!.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowWestward Ho!




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:



	arrowWestward Ho!



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Braunton, Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and Bideford.

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