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 Attractions

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.

Combesgate Beach

Combesgate Beach is smaller than some of the other Woolacombe beaches, but this sandy cove is a great choice for those who fancy a quiet day on the beach away from the crowds. The beach offers good swimming, surf and of course plenty of opportunity to make sand castles. Surfers should note that it’s best to surf at low tide,...

Croyde via Saunton and Baggy Point

A slightly longer walk in Croyde, the circuit of the route to Croyde passing the famous Baggy Point and scenic town of Saunton is 7.5 miles long. There are a couple of steep spots during this walk, but a shorter version can be completed by heading back to Croyde from Saunton Sands instead of continuing. The highlight of this walk,...
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