Dating back to the 17th century Croyde’s natural charm is still ever present today. Famous largely today for it’s seaside award winning beach, cream teas and quaint thatched cottages, Croyde caters for all walks of life. Be it walking through the National Trusts coastal paths, horse riding in nearby countryside or taking to the waves, Croyde is a must for everyone. The golden sandy beach is privately owned, well kept and has lifeguards on patrol throughout the summer months.
National Express coach services from London arrive at the George Hotel on Exeter. Services to London depart on the opposite side of the road. There are routes to all major UK towns, cities and airports. Direct services operate to London Heathrow and central London. Connecting services to/from Braunton are available to/from Bristol, Birmingham and London.
This award winning sandy beach is easily accessible. There is plenty of car parking and it is excellent for swimming, surfing, windsurfing etc. The beach is manned with lifeguards. At one end of the beach there is equipment hire, a shop, refreshments and toilets. From here the beach is wheelchair accessible.
Croyde Bay is a centre for surfing with breaks suitable for experts. The waves at Croyde often break close to shore creating rip currents. Please watch out for the powerful "dumping" wave at certain tide levels and fast changing conditions. Ask the lifeguards and follow their advice.
This beach is to the south of Croyde Bay is much more suited to beginners and intermediate surfers. Saunton Sands has 3 miles of flat sand backed by massive sand dunes and is an excellent surfing beach, ideal for all water sports.
It has lifeguards in the summer and is wheelchair accessible.
Shop, toilet etc. at car park are at the end of beach,
although you can get away from the crowds by just walking further along the beach.
Try to arrive early as car parking space is limited and can fill up on busy days.