Discover how to entertain the whole family whilst staying at a holiday cottage in Croyde for your family holiday, from surfing to coasteering we have handpicked our favourite things to do in Croyde. Croyde may be known now for the surfing conditions that helped to recently name North Devon a national surfing reserve, but there are a number of things to do in Croyde for those that are not surfing expert.
You cannot visit Croyde without at least going down to the beach, although not the largest beach it is very popular amongst surfers and water sport enthusiasts. If you don’t know how to surf and want to learn there are a number of surf schools in the area who are happy to teach all abilities how to stand up on a board and enjoy the waves. The lifeguard team at Croyde will keep you safe, so you can relax and enjoy exactly what makes the area so popular.
The South West coastal path can be accessed across the North Devon coastline and a number of stunning scenic walks cover the area around Croyde, these are recognisable by the wooden sign posts that guide you through fields and over farmland as you discover beautiful trails and sea views across the stunning South West countryside.
The coastal rock formation makes for beautiful scenes and amazing walks but the most spine tingling, exhilarating water sport you can do in Croyde may just be coasteering. Jump from rocks into the water as the tide moves in and out, scream for joy and laugh as your friends leap from rock tops. A number of businesses offer their expertise in coasteering making sure you jump only in safe areas and when the tide is correct.
Although the closest riding stables are a short drive away at Mullacott on the outskirts of Ilfracombe, there are a number of great bridal ways across the countryside between Braunton, Croyde and Woolacombe with stunning views looking out over Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe beach, you can even see Westward Ho! if you climb to the top of the hill.
Nestled in the centre of the village on the area outside the village hall you will find a vibrant collection of local stalls selling a beautiful collection of locally produced goods from artwork to clothing. It's an opportunity to see the local community open its soul and showcase the natural beauty of the people of Croyde.
On a warm summer's evening you will often find the locals meeting at the skatepark around the back of the village hall. As natural as the love of surfing is, skateboarding also stays close to the locals heart and although not the largest of skate parks in North Devon it is a great place to hone your skills.