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The Weather in Croyde
Above are the weather conditions for Croyde. In July maximum temperatures go higher than 68°. On the contrary, the coolest month is February. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is September.
Discover the beauty of Croyde's coastline with Croyde vacation rentals
North Devon is home to the idyllic coastal village of Croyde. This is an ideal location for those seeking vacation rentals with easy access to sea and sand, as well as panoramic countryside walks. The village of Croyde itself is an unspoilt treasure trove of 16th century cottages and farmhouses. You can pick up an ice cream at the quaint Croyde Ice Cream Parlour or you can relax at the Thatched Barn Inn, a famous pub for locals and travelers alike. Or take a trip to Croyde Bay and enjoy the vast selection of water sports available for all. Wherever you find your vacation home in Croyde, you'll never be too far away from either a relaxing day in the country or an action packed seaside adventure.
Traveling to Croyde
Croyde is in North Devon, on the south western coast of the UK and is reachable by car, train and bus. The nearest airports are Exeter International Airport and Bristol International Airport. It is advisable to rent a car from these airports to allow for ease of movement throughout the South West. You can drive to Croyde along the M5 motorway, turning off at the A361.
If you are traveling to Croyde from London or another UK location, the nearest train station is Barnstaple which is 16km away. From Barnstaple, the easiest route to Croyde is an hourly bus that runs between Monday and Saturday. On Sundays, it only runs every two hours, so be sure to plan ahead. On arrival in Croyde, the village is small enough for you to be able to walk to your vacation cottage.
The sights of Croyde
The village of Croyde itself simply begs to be explored during your stay, so you won't even have to venture very far from the vacation rentals to begin with. Take a stroll through the town and discover the 16th century farmhouses and the high street of small old-world stores and pubs serving traditional English food. Only a very short walk away is then Croyde Bay itself, an 800 meter long sheltered sandy beach with tall dunes you can spend an afternoon walking through. If you like to spend a good deal of time on the beach, you can also check out two other beaches only a short distance away. Staunton sands is over 4 kilometers long with stunning views of the coastline, and Woolacombe sands is over 3 kilometers long.
If you're seeking to venture out a little further from your Croyde vacation rental, take a trip to Baggy Point, which is owned by the National Trust. What better place to have a picnic and admire the sweeping Devonshire coastline? If the coast is where you want to go exploring even further, then maybe hire a bike or get your walking boots on and have a look at the Tarka Trail. The trail is composed of old abandoned railway lines and allows you to travel through unspoilt landscapes.
Family adventures along the coast
You'll find a great deal of activities for the whole family only a short drive away from the vacation rental in Croyde. Start with riding lessons or a pony trek at Roylands Riding Stables. They even offer horse riding vacations through the countryside and along the beach, so don't forget to look them up and see what's available. Pointebreaks Water Sports Specialists on Putsborough Beach is run by an incredibly friendly team and also offer a range of activities, including surfing, Kayaking and Coasteering.
But if it's a day of thrills you're after, then head to the Milky Way Adventure Park in Clovelly. Only a 45 minute drive from your Croyde vacation rental, the adventure park has roller coasters, play areas for children, crafts and exhibitions.
Sport and cruise excursions in Croyde
If you're a keen or a wannabe surfer, then a Croyde vacation home will place you firmly at the center of one of the most surfer-friendly bays in the South West. You can hop along to the Croyde Surf Academy, who guarantees to have you up and surfing on your board within the first lesson, or you get the second lesson free. If barefoot surfing takes your fancy, then head along to the Barefoot Surf School in nearby Braunton.
If you're much more interested in staying dry, then take a short trip along the coast from the Illfracombe Princess Boat Cruises. Illfracombe is another idyllic coastal town with a scenic harbour, only a short journey north from your vacation rentals in Croyde. The Princess Boat Cruises boast some of the most high tech vessels in the area and will take you along the seafront to view the local water wildlife, frequently including seals, porpoises and dolphins.
Croyde's truly outstanding beauty
North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The North Devon Coast Area covers 171km2, offering visitors an astonishing range of landscapes, such as high cliffs and sandy beaches, but also open fields covered with hedges and trees, and moorlands.
Croyde Beach's fine, golden sands make it a fun family destination. Kayaking, surfing, canoeing and fishing keep visitors happily busy.
Marwood Hill Garden
Housed in a step valley in North Devon, the garden delights include kingfishers and butterflies flying amidst the massed camellias and rhododendrons The tea room serves lovely scones.
RSPB Chapel Wood Nature Preserve
The reserve woodlands are home to primroses, snowdrops, tawny owls, and spotted woodpeckers among other species. It is crowned by a historic Iron Age hill fort.
Croyde Surf Academy
The academy has been training novices since 1996. Located close to Croyde Beach, you'll learn to catch waves, stand on the board correctly, and achieve a longer ride. Wetsuits and boards are provided.
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