British Beaches

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Croyde Bay Beach

Braunton, Devon

A sandy beach backed by sand dunes and situated in a small bay on the North Devon Coast. The beach is very popular with swimmers, surfers and sunbathers.

Beach Type



Lost child centre
First-aid post
Toilets (including disabled)
Various campsites
Caravan park and holiday park
Water sports rental equipment and lessons available


Fishing and surfboard/canoe hire

Nature and Wildlife

There are good rock pools at either end of the beach and several public footpaths around the village, beach and headland. The walk to Baggy point is popular offering some spectacular views and a chance to spot various sea birds.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by RUDA staff and litter bins are available. Dogs are banned between May and September - dog litter bins are present for the rest of the year.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Braunton Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01271 816400


Nearest town: Braunton
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.131, -4.23737
Postcode: EX33 1FF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Braunton, Devon at Explore Britain.


Leave M5 at junction 27 and follow A361 to Braunton. From Braunton follow the signs for Croyde. There is a car park next to beach allowing easy access by foot.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is in Barnstaple. There is a bus service from Barnstaple to Croyde.

Nearest Railway Stations

Barnstaple (Approx. 9 miles away)
Chapelton (Devon) (Approx. 12 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car parking is available (including disabled parking) for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Baggy Point, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Croyde Road, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Croyde, Croyde (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Putsborough Sands, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Saunton Sands, Saunton (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Marine Drive, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Sandy Burrows, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Woolacombe Bay, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Braunton Burrows, Braunton (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Barton Road, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Braunton