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Croyde Bay

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Croyde Bay
Devon, EX33 1FF, Lat/Long 51.1N 4.2W

This small, picturesque bay is one of the best surfing beaches along the North Devon coast and attracts streams of visitors to enjoy its world-class waves. The sandy beach is surrounded by sand dunes and offers spectacular cliff top views.

A perfect location for swimmers, surfers and sunbathers, Croyde Bay also attracts walkers looking to explore the scenery from Baggy Point and watch sea birds. There is easy access to the village which is full with many places to eat and drink.

Water quality

  • Benefits from the 1994 Croyde Clean Sweep scheme
  • Croyde sewage treatment works offers secondary treatment before discharge to the sea. This discharge is designed to protect bathing water quality
  • There is an emergency/storm overflow from Croyde pumping station. Overflows exist to protect homes, gardens, roads and open spaces from sewer flooding normally after storms
  • Bathing water quality in this area can be affected by urban drainage and agricultural runoff.

Local activities and interests

  • Swimming, surfing and walks.
  • Croyde Bay offers some of the best conditions for surfing in the region. With its low tide and first class wave breaks, the strong currents are guaranteed to attract surf seekers
  • Parking available at Croyde Village Hall car park, Jones Hill, and further space at Down End car park, Croyde. Toilets, shops, campsite, food and litter bins.

RNLI Lifeguard service: For RNLI lifeguard season dates click here.

Croyde Surf Life Saving Club.

Good Beach Guide: Croyde Bay

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