On the face of it this picture postcard village with its charming traditional Devon cottages could be in the heart of rural Devon, however this unspoilt village sits just a stone’s throw from one of the most popular surfing hot spots in not only Devon but the country.
Like Woolacombe and Braunton, Croyde is a playground for surfers and skaters alike and as such has developed a reputation of being one of the more trendy locations, and this reputation isn’t simply known locally, but also attracts surfers and tourists all year round from London and the South East to immerse themselves in the laid back culture.
The golden sandy beach is just a short walk from the village centre, and with its gently sloping beach front and the accolade of blue flag status for its facilities and cleanliness, make this a hit with not only the surfing community but family and casual bathers alike.
Croyde has also developed over the years a strong reputation for its pubs and restaurants, with their welcoming and family friendly atmosphere, as well as serving locally sourced food and drink, that are busy all year round.
Barnstaple 10 miles | Braunton 4 miles | Ilfracombe 9 miles | Bideford 20 miles
Croyde | Saunton 2 miles | Woolacombe 5 miles
Good regular local bus links to Barnstaple/ Braunton/ Woolacombe/ Ilfracombe
Train station Barnstaple with Links to Exeter and beyond (10 miles)
M5 motorway (40 miles)
Georgeham Primary School (1 mile)
Braunton Secondary School (4 miles)
With the independent schools of Kingsley School (20 miles), Shebbear College (29 miles) and West Buckland School (17 miles).
A number of independent convenience stores
Tesco (4 miles), Cooperative (4 miles), Sainsburys (10 miles) Tesco superstore (10 miles)
Saunton Golf Course (2 miles)
Royal North Devon Golf Club (22 Miles)
Portmore Golf Club (10 miles)
Ilfracombe Golf Club (9 miles)