Our guide to Croyde Bay holidays
Croyde is a traditional North Devon village where old-world meets trendy, as the visitors attracted by the surf relax beside those on more traditional Croyde holidays. The self-catering Croyde holiday cottages from Blue Chip Holidays are ideal for those staying in Croyde Bay – no matter which of the area’s charms have attracted them. The village of Croyde Bay is separated from its stunning beach by a line of rugged dunes, so fun on the coast is just a short walk away!
Things to do in Croyde
Croyde is well known for its beaches. In fact, Croyde Bay Beach is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the UK. Part of North Devon’s Heritage Coastline, Croyde Bay is one of the most popular areas in the county. This charming spot is home to some of the best surfers in the country as well as being a hot spot for tourists. The sand dunes and stunning scenery make it a glorious place for a day trip.
If you’re visiting Croyde during May, make sure you visit the Exmoor walking festival. Taking place over 10 days, this programme of guided walks will give you the best views of the local area. See the famous landmarks, pretty woodlands and picturesque countryside. With over 30 walks to choose from, ranging in length from 4 to 11 miles, there’s something for all the family to enjoy.
Croyde is packed with adventure and exploration. What better way to spend your day than with a visit to the beach? Building sandcastles, swimming and surfing at Combesgate Beach is bound to keep everyone entertained. Even if you prefer to relax, you can take a stroll along the sands or watch the world go by. Just make sure you check the tide times before you go and pack light as the beach is only accessible via a hundred steps.
Getting some fresh sea air is the perfect way to unwind, but what if you want to stay indoors? At Croyde Deckchair Cinema, you can put your feet up and enjoy some brilliant popcorn movies in the comfort of a cosy deckchair. Located in the village hall, the cinema has a licensed bar so you can quench your thirst and its open most Wednesdays, school holidays and Sundays before bank holidays. The popularity of these events means booking is a must but we’re sure you’ll love this quaint cinema.
We love our sports and exhilarating activities. We may be slightly biased but we know the best places to go for pleasure seekers and we’re confident that you’ll adore them too. Rock climbing at Baggy Point is one of our favourite pastimes. As the hottest climbing spot on the Devon coast, the crag reaches up to 300 feet and there’s almost 60 routes to climb. At baggy point, you’ll discover Cheesegrater Cliff, Long Rock Slab and Scrattling Zawn. As well as climbers, Baggy Point is a favourite with walkers and surfers who want to admire the breath-taking views. It’s truly remarkable.