: M5, Junction 27
: Saunton Golf Club
Croyde Bay is a renowned premier surfing beach. The ‘Blue Flag Award’ winning sandy beach is fine and flat, manned by lifeguards throughout the summer months it is ideal for children and surfers alike. With rock pools in abundance and dunes it is a haven for young and intrepid explorers. This classic ‘chocolate-box’ village is steeped in old-world charm. Its character thatched pubs, quality restaurants, ice cream shop, and fudge shops are just a short stroll away.
Further choices of award winning beaches include Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Stretching inland is the vast swathe of dunes at Braunton Burrows, designated an area of outstanding natural diversity. National Trust owned coastal paths include the spectacular panoramic sea views at Baggy Point.
Attractions for the young include 'The Big Sheep' & 'Dinosaur World'.
There is a wide range of activities including; golf, horse riding, cycling, surfing and rock climbing.
Or visit Barnstaples historic pannier market