The main activities in Croyde are surfing and watersports, and our dedicated page about surfing in Croyde has all the information you need.
The area is also fantastic for a range of other sports including, golf, walking. cycling, fishing and riding. Our guide below will give you some more information :
If you enjoy a round or two, there are many golf courses within North Devon to try:
In the immediate vicinity Saunton Golf Club has two 18 hole courses 01271 890898
Willingcott Valley Course (no handicap certificate needed) 01271 870173
Mortehoe and Woolacombe Club (no handicap certificate needed) 01271 870225
Further afield, but recommended, is one of the oldest established clubs, the Royal North Devon Golf Club at Westward Ho! 01237 473817
For the experienced or total novice, an afternoon spent horse riding can be a wonderful way of viewing the unspoilt countryside and getting some fun exercise as well. Locally, Croyde’s own stables Roylands have been in operation for many years, and you can book lessons through 01271 890898. Or, for different scenery for a trek, ring Woolacombe Stables 01271 870260, just a few miles from Croyde.
A short bike ride, or a much longer day or two out around the quiet lanes and tracks of North Devon can reveal so many secret places, villages, churches, farms and scenic views that would never be discovered by car. You can hire bikes and helmets, trailers and panniers from the cycle specialists below, and head out with a picnic for a day with your family along the gentle Tarka Trail. Easily accessible, it runs for many miles from Braunton to Barnstaple and Bideford, joining up with the Devon Coast to Coast cycle route heading down as far as Plymouth. For local rides, ask Jenny who loves cycling and is a Sustrans supporter (Sustainable Transport charity). Or contact Mike Harrison – Croyde’s own experienced cycling and walking map-maker on 01271 891160 or check his website for local informative maps.
Bike Hire – Tarka Trail Cycle Hire 01271 324202 and Otter Cycle Hire 01271 813339
No visit to Croyde would be complete without a ramble along the coastal path to the National Trust’s Baggy Point on the edge of Croyde Bay. However, there are so many walks in the area that you would need to make return trips to the village to sample them all. At Croyde Breaks and Breakers B&B we have many local maps and suggestions for walks, and a short drive further afield will also be rewarded with some fine rural trails, river routes and cliff walks, many of them within Exmoor Park, or on wild and beautiful National Trust land. Jenny, especially, is a keen walker and can advise on footpaths.
Croyde Breakers B&B is just a few metres from the South West Way Coast Path and we often have walkers staying overnight to recuperate after a day’s hike. We are happy to dry wet kit overnight for you and any essentials can be laundered too. With notice a packed lunch can be ordered for the next day.
Shore anglers can enjoy their sport on Saunton and Putsborough beaches, just a few minutes from Croyde, whilst some fishermen venture out onto Baggy Point’s crags to try for a catch there. In season, lucky anglers have landed Bass, Pollack and Mackerel and more, with the occasional `exotic’ turning up too.
So if you are intending to visit Croyde or the surrounding area and would like further information, or details of availability, please give us a call. Off peak, short breaks are always available. If you want to play Golf and want some accommodation near Saunton Golf Club, do some walking and cycling, try surfing or other watersports click on your chosen activity for more information.
We look forward to seeing you shortly at Croyde Breakers B&B and croydebreaks !