Croyde has become known as "Chelsea -by- Sea" due to affluent nature of many of the tourists frequenting Croyde in the popular holiday times. As with many of the North Devon beachside villages, Croyde has benefited from the increase in popularity of surfing. Croyde has a lovely beach which is very popular with surfers all year round and because of the rise in popularity of Croyde, most cottages and houses have been converted to holiday cottages providing ideal accommodation for families and friends. My Favourite Cottages has a range of holiday homes in Croyde available for holiday lets.
Croyde is and has been one of the favourite beach destinations in Devon, set against the backdrop of rolling hills, the stunning Baggy Point and a beautifully preserved village, the popularity of Croyde as a holiday and beach day destination just increases year on year. Famous for having one of the finest surfing beaches in the country, very high quality pubs in a well preserved village, Croyde is now one of the must go to holiday destinations in the West Country and is now popular as a destination all year round. The beach at Croyde is the jewel in the crown, backed by sand dunes with the village stream meeting flowing through the middle of the beach, prefect for a traditional family day out. There are shops and toilet facilities as well as parking at both ends of the beach although there is a reasonably easy climb down over a few rocks at Down End to the south of the beach.