Croyde is a village on the west-facing coastline of North Devon,
England. The village lies on the South West Coast Path near to Baggy
Point, which is owned by the National Trust. It lies within the
North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Croyde village
and its beach faces the Atlantic Ocean near the western limit of the
Croyde Stream runs through the village, eventually leading to the
beach. The centre of the village is roughly at the intersection of
Hobbes' Hill, Jones' Hill and St. Mary's Road. At this spot, Croyde
Bridge carries the road over the stream.
Public services are provided by the North Devon District Council (NDDC)
based in Barnstaple. The village is in the Parish of Georgeham,
which is within the Diocese of Exeter.
The past 30 years has seen large increases in younger-age visitors
develop around surfing. The impact of tourism on the village has
been varied. Some local landowners have benefited from the increased
property prices. Tourism has helped to create jobs that were lost in
agriculture. Local farming has declined, with former farmland
converted into caravan sites and fields for seasonal camping. Like
many seaside villages, the phenomenon of second homes has pushed
house prices beyond the reach of most local people.
Since 1999 Croyde has hosted an annual surfing and music festival (GoldCoast
Oceanfest) on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.
During the summer season there is an outdoor market each Tuesday
which is held in a field off Moor Lane past Ruda Holiday Park
heading towards Baggy Point.
Wray Cottage B&B
Tel: 01271 890480/07952
Traditional 16th Century Devon Cottage B&B. Wray Cottage B&B is a
few minutes walk to Croyde village with its fabulous surf beach,
coastal walks, pubs and restaurants. All bedrooms have en-suite or
Beautiful views down the valley to the sea and Lundy Island, close
to Putsborough Beach, Saunton Golf Course, Lundy Island Ferry (Ilfracombe)
and South West Coast Path.
rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi and tv. And lovely
En-suite or private bathrooms - Free WiFi - Dining room with
traditional Aga - English Breakfast or vegetarian option - Guest
lounge with TV - Plenty of off road parking in the private car park
- Storage for surf boards and facilities for washing wetsuits -
Picnic area and access to the pretty cottage gardens - Quiet
surroundings with no immediate neighbours yet minutes from the
centre of Croyde - Children welcome - sorry, no pets.
The Old Bakery
A very warm welcome to The Old Bakery. Offering both B&B and
Self-Catering accommodation, we are located in the centre of the
delightful village of Georgeham just 1.5 miles from both Croyde
and Putsborough beaches and a short walk from two great pubs.
Our accommodation offers a comfortable, relaxed and friendly
environment with some features which make it a bit different to
other B&B's. Our priority is to make sure you have a wonderful
The B&B is in the main house and comprises one twin, one double
and one bedroom with divan beds which can be either a double or
twin and also has a pull-out sofa bed. All rooms are en-suite
with tea/coffee making facilities and TV's with built in DVD's
and ipod docks plus free wi-fi. We have a guest lounge and you
can use the patio and top garden to relax in on sunny days. Our
special feature is that guests can use the kitchen once we have
finished serving breakfast, giving a flexible semi-self catering
option to your stay. In fact, groups booking all three bedrooms
can opt to fully self catering.
In the lower garden we also have a separate cottage offering
fully self-catering accommodation for two in “The Garden Room”.
Comprising an original stone building, it has been fully
re-furbished this year providing modern and fully equipped but
cozy accommodation and full of character with its own private
access and separate patio.
Tel: 01598 760598
Delightful self catering cottage in Croyde, close to the village
centre. Fuchsia Cottage is a pretty, stone holiday cottage with a
well equipped contemporary interior. It has two bedrooms and is
finished to a high standard, with private parking and outdoor al
fresco dining area. Our visitors tell us this is one of the best
equipped cottages to rent in Croyde!
Fuchsia Cottage is tucked away in a private location, in Croyde
Manor Mews, only a few hundred metres from Croyde’s amenities,
including pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlour, shops and post
office. The cottage is a short level walk from Croyde’s golden sandy
beach with its views out to Lundy Island and romantic sunsets. An
ideal base for family holidays or for walkers keen to explore the
South West Coast Path or nearby Exmoor.
This is a magical part of the South West, wonderful at all times of
the year. We look forward to your visit.