Discover north Devon's stunning Heritage Coast and book a holiday cottage in Croyde, a village with bags of character. Old, thatched cottages line the streets, home to ice-cream parlours and cosy tearooms, plus a small selection of shops selling gifts, surf gear and everyday essentials. You'll also find the Rock & Gem Museum, filled with unique pieces from around the world.
Just over the dunes are the soft, Blue Flag sands of Croyde Beach, framed by cliffs and famous for long, rolling breakers. You'll find a huge surfing community here and also lessons for beginners. Other amazing beaches close to your Croyde cottage include Saunton, Putsborough and the popular family resort of Woolacombe.
If it's not the surf it's probably the walking that draws you to Croyde, with a whole stack of footpaths weaving around the bay. Pick up maps at the National Trust car park, take in the views from Baggy Point or follow the self-guided 'Fruit & Nut Trail'.
Other attractions near your Croyde holiday home
Just half an hour by car brings you to the wild landscapes of Exmoor National Park. Closer still are the shops and award-winning Pannier Market of Barnstaple. Discover the extraordinary habitats of Braunton Burrows Reserve, a UNESCO listed biosphere. Or sample a few more gorgeous villages such as Clovelly, Appledore, Lee and Lynmouth.
And if you're planning a June holiday to a Croyde cottage, don't be surprised to see horned helmets and shaggy beards wandering the streets as the village celebrates its Nordic routes with a colourful Viking Festival!
Please find below self catering holiday cottages to rent in Croyde, Devon.