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Croyde, Georgeham & Putsborough Sands
Croyde is just 5 miles from Willingcott Valley and resides between Saunton Beach and Baggy Point with the neighbouring village of Georgeham. Croyde beach is award winning and famous for its world class surf and glorious sand dunes. The sandy beach is privately owned and well-maintained with a life guard presence throughout peak times to ensure the safety of families.
If you’re feeling adventurous the coastline can be explored with an adrenalin fuelled coasteering session or by SUP.
Holidaymakers continue to visit this area to simply enjoy the expanse of golden sand and explore the wealth of rock pools. Parking is plentiful at Croyde beach, Down End or the National Trust car park that leads directly onto the South West Coast path and Baggy Point.
Croyde beach has a variety of options for food and drink, with cream teas and delicious lunches available at Sandleigh Tea Rooms and Gardens.
Croyde village is charming and pretty with quaint thatched cottages that date back to the 17th century. It has many lively café’s, shops, pubs and restaurants from the Thatch Inn that’s full of character too the family orientated pubs of BillyBudds and The Manor House Inn that both have children’s play areas. Croyde benefits from a large village car park and at the rear there is a large children’s play area and volleyball nets.
Situated north of Croyde and separated by the headland of Baggy Point is Putsborough Sands, a secluded spot that sits at the southern end of Woolacombe Beach. Accessible by car from Croyde or via the neighbouring village of Georgeham. Putsborough Sands has a beautiful beach that is very well-maintained and boasts great surf and rock pools. The site has excellent facilities, extensive parking, an onsite shop/ café, wetsuit/ surfboard hiring services and award-winning toilets that are open all year round.