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The surfing capital of North Devon, Croyde is a beautiful and fun part of Devon with a great family friendly and vibrant atmosphere.

Surfing Mecca

Surfers will already know this, Croyde village is one of Devon’s most renowned seaside location due to its excellent surf and beautiful scenery. It is known locally as a real surfing mecca with people travelling from all over to try their hand at the waves. Because of this popularity, there are plenty of places to hire boards and arrange lessons for the less experienced. Croyde is a great place for surfing, particularly short rides as the waves in this part of Devon tend to break quickly. There is a point break at one end with a reef break at the other. As the beach is fairly steep in comparison to its neighbours, the rip currents are extremely strong, making it a challenging spot for water sports. You’ll also find an annual weekend dedicated to water sports every summer hosted on Croyde Bay which is definitely not to be missed.

Quiet and charming village

The village is a real magical location surrounded by breath taking scenery. The village is mainly unspoiled and retains much of its original charm, it’s also relative quiet with an old-world feel to it which is well respected by visiting surfers and holiday goers. Its popular with tourists of all ages and a hub of wonderful places to stayeat and while away the hours can be found here. Croyde can be found within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is evident from the far reaching views of the coast and the countryside around the village. A stream runs through the centre of the village leading down to the beach with a bridge directing traffic around the village.

Great for families

The sheltered bay and seafront facilities make this an ideal destination for families. There are a number of restaurants, cafes and hotels right on the sea front and with a life guard presence during the busier months, it is a safe beach to take the children swimming, rock pooling or surfing. Croyde Bay has a number of large sand dunes and sand lines the way to the centre of Croyde village. The beach forms the middle section of a trio of glorious beaches that can be found in this region, nearby is Saunton Sands which is another popular spot for surfers and further along Woolacombe Sands, which is divided into Putsborough and Woolacombe beaches.

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