Some great things to do when you’re in Croyde.


  • Walk across Croyde beach and up to Baggy Point and back. If you have small people with you, they might like to borrow the ‘spotting bags’ from the kiosk at the National Trust car park (you could also park here for a shorter walk).

  • Watch the sunset from Baggy Point.

  • Have surf lessons in Croyde.

  • Enjoy some yoga during your stay with Croyde Yoga.

  • Swim at Croyde Bay Resort (Unison) or Ruda. You can pay just to swim at either holiday park when you are staying elsewhere in Croyde.

  • Walk up Cloutman’s Lane and over the downs to Saunton and back to Croyde round the coast path. Enjoy fantastic views from the top of the downs – it’s also another great place to watch the sunset.

  • Wander down on a Thursday or Sunday in high season to the brilliant Craft Market on the village green.

  • Keep fit while you're in Croyde by exercising on the beach with Bay Fitness.

  • Watch a film at the deck chair cinema in the village hall.

  • Visit the children's playground behind the village car park and hall. You'll also find the skate park tucked behind the village hall.

And beyond

  • Walk along the beach from Putsborough to Woolacombe and back.

  • Cycle from Braunton to Barnstaple or even as far as Instow or Bideford on the Tarka Trail.

  • Visit Lundy Island.

  • Ilfracombe is an interesting place to visit: Verity, the harbour, sea safaris, lovely restaurants, interiors shops, stylish coffee shops, and galleries.

  • Paint a Pot in Braunton on a rainy day.

  • Visit the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton on another rainy day.

  • Visit The Big Sheep attraction if it just keeps on raining…


  • Croyde’s best ice creams can be found at The Old Cream Shop.

  • Enjoy the growing number of pop-up food stalls in Croyde either in the centre of the village or in Down End car park.

    Most stalls have their opening hours & menus on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Blue Groove is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Croyde's famous pub, The Thatch, serves great pub grub. Just be sure to book as it gets very busy.

  • Find THE best fish & chips at Squires in Braunton.

  • The fantastic new cafe The Porthole is on Marine Drive behind the beach between Woolacombe and Putsborough. Take your own reusable cup, enjoy lunches, ice creams and delicious cakes. Find their opening hours on Instagram.

  • Eating curry on the beach at Barricane is an unforgettable experience.

  • If you’re after an extra special pub meal try The Rock or The Kings Arms in Georgeham.