ABOUT CROYDE BEACH
Croyde Beach, or Croyde Bay, is a family friendly beach on the North Devon coast. On a sunny day it should be top of the list of things to do in Croyde. The beach is sandy and is set against a backdrop of sandy dunes. There is a wide expanse of rock at both ends of the beach, which makes for excellent rock pooling.
Croyde is famous for it’s waves. At low tide you can get world class A-frame barrels. When the surf is good Croyde features as one of the best, if not the best surf beaches in the UK. The waves have less shape at other stages of tide. The conditions at Croyde Bay are very consistent and during good surf it can get crowded.
Swimmers should heed caution at Croyde, the rip can be very strong at the beach, especially at the far right and left hand side of the bay at low tide. This shouldn’t deter you from taking the kids for a paddling session in the shallows.
Croyde is situated along the Croyde Road once you have passed through Saunton a small village, in North Devon. Pass around the headland an you’ll see the bay in front of you. You can either park at Down End or head into the village and along Moor Lane to access the beach.
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Croyde is an outdoor adventure playground, just waiting for you to come in. From surfing to hiking, from coasteering to a scrumptious cream tea Croyde has it all. Much of the action and adventure is centred around Croyde’s stunning beach, bay and wild coastal scenery. It’s no coincidence that Croyde is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, find out for yourself why!
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GETTING TO CROYDE BEACH
Croyde Bay is easily accessible from the A361. The postal code for sat nav is EX33 2NU.
From the M5 take junction 27 (A361 North Devon Link Road). Follow this road for 37 miles until you reach Barnstaple. From Barnstaple follow the signs for Braunton. Upon reaching Braunton, turn left at the traffic lights and follow the road to Saunton. Continue on this road ,you will pass the golf club on your left, then around the headland and into Croyde.