Where to stay around Croyde?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,657 holiday lettings near Croyde. From 555 houses to 519 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Croyde for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Croyde?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Croyde. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Croyde Bay: 2,337 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,294 holiday lettings
  • Woolacombe Beach: 2,244 holiday lettings
  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 2,033 holiday lettings
  • Saunton Sands: 2,397 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Croyde listed on HomeAway 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 houses in Croyde?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 555 houses in Croyde. Our other popular types of Croyde holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 519 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 395 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 74 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Croyde?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 91 holiday homes with pool available in Croyde. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Enjoy sandy beaches and village charm with holiday cottages in Croyde

    Croyde is a small village in North Devon which lies on the South West Coast Path and faces out into the Atlantic Ocean. Whilst the village itself is famed for having an old-world charm, the main attraction are the three beaches which make the area extremely popular with holiday makers, surfers and walkers alike. Away from the beaches there are a number of local craft and artisan shops and a host of outdoor activities to partake in.

    HomeAway has a diverse selection of holiday cottages in Croyde which are suitable for visiting groups of all sizes. From quaint cottages to sleek modern apartments, there is something to suit a variety of tastes and requirements. Modern, fully fitted kitchens with equipment such as microwaves, dishwashers, laundry facilities and large welcoming dining areas make these the ideal base for a self-catering holiday, whilst internet access is also widely available. Pets and families are welcomed in many of the cottages, whilst gardens and parking are also offered in abundance.

    Whilst holiday cottages in Croyde are enjoyed by families and walking groups alike, visitors to England have a variety of other holiday destinations to choose from. Discover the historical and mystical town of Glastonbury with holiday farmhouses in Mendip from which the ancient cathedral and the powerful Glastonbury Tor are but a short walk. Meanwhile, those looking for a walking holiday should consider a holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, which provides a homely base for couples and families alike.

    Things to do

    Surfing: Croyde Bay is renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in England, and there are a host of local businesses offering tutoring and equipment hire for novices and experienced surfers alike. Conditions in the main bay tend to feature strong rips, A-frame barrels and an oft-admired beach break, making holiday cottages in Croyde the ideal base for a surfing holiday.

    Beaches: Outside of the surfing community, Devon beaches are still enjoyed and admired by many. Croyde Beach is iconic with its rolling sand dunes and shallow tides, offering miles of flat sand for family fun. Meanwhile, just a short walk from the main Croyde village is Saunton Beach, which offers 2 miles of golden sands where dogs are welcomed throughout the year, and the famed Woolacombe Beach, which has been recognised as ‘Britain’s Best Beach’ on more than one occasion.

    Horse Riding: The Devonshire coast and countryside are the ideal landscape for horse riding and within easy reach of Croyde holiday bungalows there are a number of horse riding schools where tutoring, equipment and horse rental can be easily found. Treks take place regularly around the local area so visitors can choose to either partake in an organised hack, or take themselves to the countryside to discover the landscape for themselves.

    Water Sports: As well as surfing and beach based activities, the waters of Croyde Bay have the perfect conditions for a variety of water sports. Canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and coasteering are popular among the locals and visitors alike with lessons and sessions in plentiful supply.


    The weather in Devon tends to be mild and pleasant, with the sea air often providing a wind chill factor of 2⁰C below the normal air temperature. August is traditionally the hottest month in Croyde with an average temperature of 17⁰C, whilst February tends to be the coldest with temperatures dropping to 6⁰C. Rainfall in the summer is infrequent with a typical seven days of rain in a 30 day period. The winter however may experience up to 20 days rain per month. The ocean temperature tends to follow the air temperature, making 17⁰C the average temperature for the water during the summer season.


    Croyde is easily accessed by various means of transportation. To drive to the village, exit the M5 at junction 27 where it meets with the A361. Follow the A361 until it meets with the B3231. The B3231 is the main road into Croyde. Croyde holiday bungalows are also easily accessed using public transport. The nearest train station is Barnstaple, from which there is a regular bus service or taxis if preferred. Alternatively, there are many coach operators who offer return trips to nearby Ilfracombe where taxis and buses can be obtained.

    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.

    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)