Croyde Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Croyde Bay beach is Devon’s surf capital?
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!
- Croyde Bay is part of North Devon’s Heritage Coastline
- Baggy Point is National Trust-owned and popular with walkers and climbers
- Croyde Bay is home to a herd of black Hebridean sheep during winter
Croyde Tourist Information
West-facing Croyde tends to pick up more swell than any of the other North Devon areas of coast, and is one of the UK’s leading surf spots. Its ongoing popularity with those attracted by the waves can mean that the small village of Croyde becomes busy in the summer, although its picturesque beauty and unassuming charm have certainly not been dimmed by the surfing community’s enthusiasm.
The area is also a favourite with walkers and climbers, and those whose Croyde holidays are centred on the surrounding walks won’t want to miss a visit to Baggy Point with its many trails and unrivalled views. The lucky amongst them will catch a view of Lundy, fifteen miles offshore! Baggy Point is home to a herd of Hebridean sheep known as the ‘Black Sheep of Baggy’ during winter months as part of an ongoing grazing scheme, so walkers may catch a glimpse of these unusual guests between October and March.
Beach Holidays in Croyde
The impressive Croyde Bay beach is roomy enough to welcome those on all kinds of holidays in Croyde, and the beach stretches for two miles with the coast path rolling behind it. Lifeguards operate between the months of May and September, and nearby amenities include surf shops and tuition facilities, equipment hire, and Croyde Bay village is a short walk away and offers many shops and cafes for the whole family.
Croyde Bay beach has two car parks, one at Baggy Point which is operated by The National Trust and one at the Croyde Bay end. Croyde Bay beach is flanked by Saunton Sands and Putsborough Sands, and both are a short distance – a convenient alternative for those staying in Croyde holiday cottages.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Croyde
Dog friendly Croyde holidays are made simple with the dog friendly holiday cottage range from Blue Chip Holidays. Care must be taken when walking dogs around Baggy Point while the sheep are in residence, although it is recommended that they are kept on a lead as the sheep are easily scared.
Croyde Bay beach is privately owned and a dog ban is enforced during the summer months, although owners are welcome to walk with their dogs on the coastal paths – some of which do pass along sections of the beach – as long as dogs are on leads.
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