Croyde Beach
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Beaches near Croyde

Croyde itself has a stunning beach great for surfing, sunbathing and given the right time of year a lovely dog walk with all the other four legged friends in the village but if you fancy visiting any of the beaches nearby we've make it simple to learn a bit more about them.


Croyde Beach, the heart and soul of this charming surf village, attracts tourists all year round who are looking to explore the local area and to make the most of the warm sands and great surf. As the road from Saunton bends around the point, you will experience stunning views of the beach and coastal formation that makes for the amazing surf conditions. Dog friendly in the off season, this safe haven is family friendly and has an excellent team of lifeguards to keep you safe in the summer months. You can walk down to the beach from your holiday cottage in Croyde via the road or side track in between Billy Budds and The Old Cream shop.

Croyde Beach


Dog friendly all year round, this long stretch of glorious sand is only a short drive around the headland from Croyde and a short drive to the village of Braunton, making it easy to access via car on the main road or by taking the coastal footpath up and over the hill. This beach is a very popular longboard surfing spot and thanks to the large tidal range and vast area for sunbathing it gets very busy in the summer, so be sure to arrive early if you would like a space in the limited car park. The cafe and restaurant by the beach serve great food, from hot snacks to full three course meals.

Saunton Sands Beach

Woolacombe & Putsborough

Woolacombe Bay and Putsborough, two beaches that share a middle section. Both are stunning beaches with breath taking views and coastal rock formation that have created a landscape made to be explored. Both beaches have cafes to get beach snacks or a cold drink and are family and dog friendly all year round. Woolacombe tends to have better conditions for surfing but when the swell is particularly strong Woolacombe can become too much and Putsborough shines thanks to its protection from the Baggie Point headland. 

Putsborough and Woolacombe Beach

Crow Point

Although not known for its surfing, this beach is a great place for a stroll with the family and your dogs. There is a circular walk that connects Crow Point with the board walk through the Braunton Burrows. The beach appears and disappears as the tide changes, but is a hidden gem invisible from the main road making it quieter in the summer months. Beyond the sand dunes you will get stunning views of Instow, Appledore and even Westward Ho! You will often see boats kept here and adventurers setting off downstream on their stand up paddleboards. There are no toilets or cafes at this beach so be sure to take supplies with you for your day at the beach. 

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