BEACHES-PARKING LOCATIONS TO VISIT Croyde Beach is a beautiful sandy bay, offering sand dunes and good surf.
Easy access to the village with many places to eat and drink, yet still retaining the old-world charm.

There are 5 main places to park around the bay

Down End Car Park Croyde
(Right hand side of the bay as you drive in from Braunton)
Open all overnight camping. A shop for teas/sweets/snacks/ice cream A super view of the bay, surfers, and a very short walk to beach and dunes


FRUIT & NUT TRAIL: at Croyde funded by the Tarka Country Millennium Commision "In memory of Andrew Bull, who helped make this trail possible" A super little self guided nature trail, with the best views over Croyde. Accessed from several points directly from the village at the end of Cott lane, and Cloutmans Lane (opposite Thatch), and Mill Lane opposite Manor, and from Cross opposite Baptist Church. Map and leaflet available in Croyde.

BAGGY POINT: Fine walking round the point and cliffs. Specialised Rock Climbing, Walk up Middleborough Hill to Putsborough and beyond to Woolacombe. <

Walking maps available at the National Trust Car Park.
These are produced locally by a trust member and are available for a wide variety of rambles and walks, with view to the nature and geology of the area.
Also walking rambles are organized from the area (grid ref SS 432397) Enquiries National Trust
Steve Mulberry N. Devon Coast & Countryside 01271 850887
Green Guides published by Paul Ro & Abbi Madget 01271 812617

Ancient Stones from Brayford quarry, placed in a traditional circle to commemorate the Millennium, supplied by CARA.
Just off Milkaway Lane, footpath 13 & 15 out of Croyde Village, a good view over to Lundy Isle.
The Alf Harris seat on footpath 17 offers fine views over Croyde and Saunton. 01271 890544
CARA Walking Maps on sale at many local stores. Any problems getting a copy contact David Tebbit "Croyde Weavers" 01271 890936

Croydecycle produces information and maps related to walking and cycling in the Croyde area and North Devon. Mike Harrison: Rose Cottage, St Mary's Road, Croyde, Devon EX33 1PF 01271 891160

The Eratic Rocks at Chisel Rocks Down End & Baggy Point ...ask a local or enquire at The Gem Shop

The whole series of superb footpaths in the area, which can take you right round the Bay, and discover loads of hidden places.
CARA (Croyde Area Residents Association) have produced a footpath map available in Croyde.
Many of the houses in Croyde date back to the fourteenth and fifteenth century... take your time and explore all round to find interesting features

THE BEST PART IS THE SURFING... check out which beach is offering the best waves and enjoy....see if you can spot any famous surfers in action

SWIMMING at Cascades leisure pool, at Ruda Open to non residents

Click the above picture for local model Korinna.

Croyde Village Hall Car Park
(behind the Croyde village Hall)
Park by the hour using meter
Ideal for central village shopping
Croyde Burrows Day Car Park
(right hand side of the bay near Ruda)

A site by the Lodges near to beach, Near surf shop and Ruda shops
tel 01271 890671 Ruda

The Market site car park
(where tuesday market is sited on the far side of the bay past Ruda on right)
John Symons 01271 890074 (open only at weekends, free on Tuesday for market)

The National Trust Car Park Baggy Point
(at the end of the road to Baggy Point, past Ruda and Market field, on the right)
Park with a view of the surfing, walk to Baggy and enrole with the trust if you wish

Putsborough Sands is a fantastic three miles of sand going from the unspoilt Putsborough end, up to the more holiday orientated Woolacombe. Putsborough has just one shop, you can loose yourself there, check out the middle part of the beach by black rock! Explore Morthoe.

Putsborough Beach Car Park
(right down above the beach at Putsborough Sands, signs to Sands from Croyde or Georgeham) Shop on beach, and surf hire
general enquiries; tel Rob Tucker 01271 890230
Car Park and Beach direct; tel 01271 890121
Cafe and Shop Direct; tel 01271 890327

Saunton Beach is two miles or more long and starts below the famous Sands Hotel. It goes right round to Crow Point and back over the nature reserve to Braunton...a long walk if you want.

Saunton Beach Car Park
Just before Saunton Sands Hotel (turn left off road down towards the dunes, Park just by the beach, new facilities, toilets cafe, surf shop

Section of layby on the Saunton - Croyde Road
Ideal short term stops to view Saunton beach and (check the wave conditions)

All three beaches have there own charms check them out.
The surfers check between all three to see the best surf of the day!

or phone 999 in emergency and ask for Coastguards.

CROYDE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB contact Richard Windsor 01271 890101