Top 5 Beaches in North Devon

Why do we love a beach?  The lure of the wide, open ocean and the soft sand underfoot are the essence of a perfect holiday. North Devon in the wild West Country has more than its fair share of beautiful beaches…for family fun, surfing, and a breath of fresh air.

From Saunton to Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Barricane – the choice is yours. If you are a surfer you’ll be hard pushed to find a better wave than Croyde Beach with its clean long walls of pure stoke : when Croyde break is working, it’s world-class. To be close to the action,  Breakers bnb and croydebreaks beach cottages has accommodation with sea views so you can check the surf conditions before you pull on your wetsuit. 

If you are looking for waves more suited to beginners many prefer Saunton or Woolacombe Beach, both within a few minutes drive from Croyde. 

For rock-pooling you can’t beat Croyde or Putsborough Beach. At low tide the dips and hollows carved into the rocks by the relentless power of the ocean, reveal secrets for children to find.  Sea anenomes, snails, crabs and shrimps hide in these little places.

Or head to the delightful Barricane Beach near Woolacombe where lucky explorers can pick up miniature cowrie shells of many colours, washed in on the Atlantic currents.

For a long, leisurely stroll take a walk on Saunton Beach, near Croyde, a smooth expanse of sand stretching for miles. The sound of the waves and the feel of a salty breeze will surely rejuvenate you.

So there you have it! North Devon has the best beaches to blow the cobwebs away, exercise your body and restore your energy. A few days on any, or all, of these top 5 beaches in North Devon and you’ll feel like a new you. 

Our recommendation? Base yourself in Croyde – which is central to all the top 5 beaches in North Devon for a great holiday anytime of the year.

Even more specifically, why not base yourself at one of our Holiday Cottages or Breakers B&B…

Give Richard or Jenny a ring today on 01271 890101 to enquire about our Beach Cottages or Bed & Breakfast (also known as “The Closest BnB to Croyde Beach”).