Offering walks out towards the open ocean, giant golden sand dunes and desirable surfing conditions, there will be something to keep everyone happy during a cottage holiday in Croyde. Why visit Croyde?
The village itself has a handful of pubs and restaurants, as well as extreme sports equipment hire, and an ice cream parlour where you can try a variety of delicious flavours. Locals and visitors alike will recommend the Thatch freehouse, renowned for its epic sized portions of delicious nachos – the perfect way to refuel after a day on the beach.
With a stay in one of our Croyde cottages, you’ll be perfectly placed for visiting the surrounding beaches, villages and towns. Keen surfers will want to pack their boards and head down the coastline to Saunton Sands, also renowned for its great waves, for a live surf report click here. Those with a four legged friend will also want to make the most of Saunton, an all year round dog friendly beach, with giant sand dunes perfect for exploring.
Visit Braunton, one of the largest villages in England and wander around the independent shops selling crafts and surf clothing brands. Whilst here, we highly recommend that you taste the best fish and chips around, so pick up a portion from Squire’s and head to Braunton Burrows where you can tuck in whilst sitting beside the estuary. What to do and see in Croyde?
The main draw to Croyde has to be the beach, located at the Down End of the village. With lifeguard cover during the summer, as well as toilets and a food kiosk, you can easily spend the entire day relaxing on the golden sands. Children will love playing in the sand dunes, which are also perfect for sunbathing, and the rock pools to the right of the beach are a great way to discover tiny sea creatures with your little ones.
Every June, the village hosts its annual surf and music festival, Goldcoast Oceanfest. Many famous artists have taken to the beachside stage, and the line-up continues to improve year on year. You can also watch in awe during extreme sports demonstrations and pick up bargains at the trade stalls selling crafts and surf wear. 3 things you must see and do in Croyde
- Take the South West Coast Path towards Baggy Point, passing the remains of a whale bone washed up on the beach in 1915, and reap the rewards of beautiful views out to sea when you reach the end of the trail.
- Make sure to stop for a traditional cream tea at the National Trust’s Sandleigh tea rooms, overlooking Croyde Bay beach.
- On a rainy day, head to Cascades, where you’ll find an exotic swimming pool complete with a whirlpool and waterslide.
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