Destination guide

Get cosy in Croyde holiday cottages

Whitewashed seaside cottages and stone-built village boltholes combine to make Croyde holiday lettings a tempting prospect for travellers in search of a quintessential West Country escape. They pepper the gorgeous coastline of Devonshire, studding the edge of the Bristol Channel between the wide, sandy bays and the fairy-tale centre of Croyde itself. When it's not a surfing session on the waves or a hiking adventure in the North Devon Heritage Coast, you can delve into quaint tearooms and visit local farm shops to soak up the region's relaxed vibe.

Outdoor activities

Cycling and surfing around Croyde holiday homes

The bracing Atlantic Ocean breezes and the natural beauty of the North Devon coast are what magnetise so many travellers to pretty little Croyde throughout the year. Surfing has helped to reinvigorate the once agricultural region. There are now countless surf schools and rental shops dotting the whole coast, each with their eyes firmly set on the rolling waves that crash into Croyde Bay and the Saunton Sands. Winter is the wildest time, with the strongest swells. Summer is excellent for beginners to try their hand at the sport. Cyclists are also bound to love Croyde holiday rentals. The Tarka Trail starts right on the doorstep, squiggling across gorgeous stretches of North Devon, through wooded river valleys, over sandy estuaries and on to the leafy little English village of Meeth.


Seasonal weather averages in Croyde

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Croyde

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Croyde. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Croyde Bay (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Putsborough Sands (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Saunton Sands (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Woolacombe Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Barricane Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)

Beaches to visit near holiday lettings in Croyde

  • Croyde Beach is a veritable Mecca for surfers – check to see if you'll be in town for the annual wave-riding competition
  • Woolacombe Beach is another famous Devon hotspot, laden with sunbathers and food trucks during the summer months
  • Lee Bay is a patchwork of rock pools and cliffs that's perfect for lovers of marine wildlife
  • Saunton Sands – the stomping ground of year-round surf schools – is another great option for surfers
  • The Northam Burrows Country Park has dunes and wetlands that are just waiting for coastal hikers
How to get around

Finding your way around a Croyde holiday cottage

It's usually best to come to Croyde holiday lettings with your own set of wheels. Most of the country cottages and beachside apartments here have some sort of parking space included. That's great news for budding surfers with a board in tow – all of the famous swells on the Devon coast will be within striking distance. If a car isn't an option, then a local bus route connects a few stops and beaches with the town of Westward Ho!, which sits across the Taw River, to the south. Once you've arrived, Croyde's main beach and the hiking paths of the North Devon AONB will be largely accessible on foot.

Essential info

Facts about Croyde to know before you go

  • Croyde is a tiny little village, with a population of under 1,000
  • Wide Croyde Bay is the closest beach to Croyde's centre
  • Expect Croyde holiday cottages to be in high demand during the summer months
  • Be ready to navigate winding country roads around the coastal reaches of North Devon
  • The closest major airport to Croyde is Exeter International Airport

How many holiday rentals are available around Croyde?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,415 holiday lettings around Croyde. From 442 cabins to 325 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Croyde? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Croyde. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Croyde Bay Beach: 2,028 holiday lettings
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor: 2,446 holiday lettings
  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 1,834 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,002 holiday lettings
  • Barricane Beach: 1,963 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Croyde listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Croyde?

Yes, of course. offers 442 Cabins in Croyde. Our other popular types of Croyde holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 325 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 442 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 519 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Croyde?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 150 holiday homes with pool available in Croyde. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.