Monday 15th July 2019

Things to do in Croyde, North Devon

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Only a short drive from our holiday cottages at Willingcott Valley, you’ll find the charming village of Croyde. From sandy beaches to stunning scenery, here you'll be perfectly placed to explore North Devon's Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Very popular with the surfing community, the area offers a chance to try something new with a great choice of outdoor activities. Home to some of the best coastal walks in Devon, as well as interesting history in its unspoilt village – here's our guide for things to do in Croyde.

Croyde Bay

Why not enjoy a day spent on the golden sands at Croyde Bay. Discover the excellent rock pools at either end of the beach, explore the rolling sand dunes or just simply spend your time soaking up the sun!

Walk to Baggy Point

The walk to the National Trust owned Baggy Point comes highly recommended as one of the best walks in North Devon. Parking is both convenient and plentiful with the National Trust car park leading directly onto the South West Coast path.


The choice of surf schools and organisations in Croyde is nothing short of outstanding. If you're looking for surfing lessons, courses and holidays, take your pick from Surfing Croyde Bay, Croyde Surf Academy and Surf South West. The firmly established organisations are all run by surf professionals and offer the best experiences to suit all ages and abilities.

Beach Volleyball

The expansive sandy beaches at Croyde make it one of the best volleyball locations in the country. Beach Volleyball School began its life in Croyde where it was originally founded. It has since gone on to thrive in other locations such as Brighton as well as beaches abroad. The experienced coaching staff at Beach Volleyball School offer sessions twice daily throughout the summer, and will make sure your vollyball experience is fun for all ages!


Explore the North Devon coastline with an experience to remember. Coastline Sports who offer the thrill of coasteering, rock climbing as well as surf and paddleboarding lessons. Alternatively, Coastal Adventures North Devon specialise in private coasteering sessions for groups and parties. 

Deckchair Cinema

Held at Croyde Village Hall, Croyde Deckchair Cinema provides a great indoor option for those rainy days. Sure to be a hit with the kids, the cinema has a programme of summer school holiday screenings. The cinema is a long-standing attraction of the village having treated audiences to films since 2007. Advance booking is recommended to ensure a seat in one of the deckchairs. Private hire is also available for those who may be thinking of paying a visit in a group for that special occasion.


Keeping fit

Discover the perfect blend of fun, fitness and wellness with the specialists at Bay Fitness. A wide variety of programmes are offered, including personal training, bootcamps, massage therapy and Yoga. Take the opportunity to train on the beautiful beach at Croyde. 

Whether you're feeling adventurous or not quite so active, we hope you find the activities in this guide suitable for all the family. Croyde is located just 5 miles from Willingcott Valley and it'll be well worth a visit during your stay. Check availability on our holiday cottages near Woolacombe now to start planning your holiday in beautiful North Devon.

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