Croyde guidebook

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Croyde guidebook

Food & drink
Picking up food from Biffen's Kitchen and eating on the beach is a perfect way to spend a sunny evening! Jerk, katsu and satay are on a rotating menu at the moment.
Biffen's Kitchen | Street Food Van
Picking up food from Biffen's Kitchen and eating on the beach is a perfect way to spend a sunny evening! Jerk, katsu and satay are on a rotating menu at the moment.
Our favourite place for coffee! This brother and sister run café has the best coffee and doughnuts you’ll ever taste. They have a coffee shop on the main road through Braunton and, when the weather is good, they open up their horsebox above Barricane Beach (Woolacombe) for coffee, doughnuts and delicious cocktails.
Heartbreak Hotel Coffee
Our favourite place for coffee! This brother and sister run café has the best coffee and doughnuts you’ll ever taste. They have a coffee shop on the main road through Braunton and, when the weather is good, they open up their horsebox above Barricane Beach (Woolacombe) for coffee, doughnuts and delicious cocktails.
Hang Loose is a tucked away bar with a surfy vibe. To find it, you go through The Old Cream Shop (jump the queue for the shop). The bar serves homemade ginger beer, alcoholic beverages and some snacks/street food.
Hang Loose
Hang Loose is a tucked away bar with a surfy vibe. To find it, you go through The Old Cream Shop (jump the queue for the shop). The bar serves homemade ginger beer, alcoholic beverages and some snacks/street food.
Great pasties, delicious ice cream, and good local treats!
The Old Cream Shop And Tea Garden
8 Hobb's Hill
Great pasties, delicious ice cream, and good local treats!
A cosy pub with pub grub and good beer. There is currently a pop up beer garden opposite it, which has a lovely atmosphere and fairy lights aplenty.
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The Thatch
14 Hobb's Hill
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A cosy pub with pub grub and good beer. There is currently a pop up beer garden opposite it, which has a lovely atmosphere and fairy lights aplenty.
Blue Groove is a great place for dinner and drinks.
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Blue Groove
2 Hobb's Hill
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Blue Groove is a great place for dinner and drinks.
New Coast Kitchen, run by Matt and Nicole, chef Martin, and barista Ollie, has just opened in the middle of the village (where The Stores used to be) - and it’s great! It’s our local cafe, and they’ll be serving food any day now.
New Coast Kitchen
1 Saint Mary's Road
New Coast Kitchen, run by Matt and Nicole, chef Martin, and barista Ollie, has just opened in the middle of the village (where The Stores used to be) - and it’s great! It’s our local cafe, and they’ll be serving food any day now.
Surf
Croyde beach is one of the best surf beaches in the UK. If the surf is small, or you’re less confident, aim to go out from mid to high tide. The waves have much more power at low tide, which is great if you know what you’re doing. There are lifeguards during the summer season (10am-6pm), and it’s worth staying between the flags. Surf rental available.
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Croyde Bay
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Croyde beach is one of the best surf beaches in the UK. If the surf is small, or you’re less confident, aim to go out from mid to high tide. The waves have much more power at low tide, which is great if you know what you’re doing. There are lifeguards during the summer season (10am-6pm), and it’s worth staying between the flags. Surf rental available.
Saunton is super popular with longboarders, and is a great beginner beach. You’ll see the longboarders bunched together near the rocks (where a handy rip-current makes getting out easier on big days). Saunton beach is HUGE! The carpark gets full (go early), but if you walk for a few minutes down the beach you’ll find tons of space. The carpark gets full (go early), but if you walk for a few minutes down the beach you’ll find tons of space. Alternatively, it's just under 3km to walk to Saunton along the coast path from Croyde. Surf rental available.
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Saunton Sands
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Saunton is super popular with longboarders, and is a great beginner beach. You’ll see the longboarders bunched together near the rocks (where a handy rip-current makes getting out easier on big days). Saunton beach is HUGE! The carpark gets full (go early), but if you walk for a few minutes down the beach you’ll find tons of space. The carpark gets full (go early), but if you walk for a few minutes down the beach you’ll find tons of space. Alternatively, it's just under 3km to walk to Saunton along the coast path from Croyde. Surf rental available.
Big broad beach, fun at all tides. The north end of the beach can get very busy in high season. Parking can fill up in high season, so it's best to go there early! Surf rental available.
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Woolacombe Beach
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Big broad beach, fun at all tides. The north end of the beach can get very busy in high season. Parking can fill up in high season, so it's best to go there early! Surf rental available.
Putsborough is a good place to go when there’s a southwest wind (which is a lot of the time!) as it's a bit more sheltered. Be careful at high tide - the beach gets a bit cutoff! Limited surf rental available.
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Putsborough
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Putsborough is a good place to go when there’s a southwest wind (which is a lot of the time!) as it's a bit more sheltered. Be careful at high tide - the beach gets a bit cutoff! Limited surf rental available.
Combesgate/Barricane beach. Beautiful! It's similar to the Cornish coves. The surf break only works at low tide, so make sure you check the tide times. Nearest surf rental is in Woolacombe.
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Combesgate Beach
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Combesgate/Barricane beach. Beautiful! It's similar to the Cornish coves. The surf break only works at low tide, so make sure you check the tide times. Nearest surf rental is in Woolacombe.