One of the prettiest villages in Devon, Croyde is a wonderful location for a cottage holiday.
Croyde dates back to pre-Saxon times and though a popular holiday destination today, the village retains an air of timelessness, where you can potter amid picturesque thatched cottages and enjoy an ice cream with Devon Clotted cream from the ice cream parlour
Croyde is set within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's the village's natural assets which make it a real hit with holidaymakers.
The sheltered sandy beach boasts European Blue Flag status – the highest award available for water and sand quality and safety – and surfers holiday here all year round so they can ride the famous breakers out in Croyde Bay.
"The sheltered sandy beach boasts European Blue Flag status – the highest award available for water and sand quality and safety"
For those who prefer more relaxing pursuits, the dunes and rock pools offer plenty of opportunities for some old-fashioned bucket and spade-style fun.
There's a series of superb walks in the area for those who want to discover its charms on foot. Croyde lies on the South West Coast Path near to the National Trust-owned Baggy Point – once used by the Coastguard to watch for smugglers, this 630-mile route is now Britain's longest waymarked footpath.
Whatever you're looking for in your seaside holiday – action and adventure or tradition and tranquility – you'll find it in Croyde. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our holiday cottages in 2009!
On the midsummer weekend (June 19-21 2009) Croyde hosts the 11th consecutive GoldCoast Oceanfest, an event in which more than 500 athletes are expected to compete for ten freesports titles in Croyde Bay and top international artists will be among the 25-plus live music acts on stage. For more see www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk