British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Putsborough Sands Beach

Croyde, Devon

Three miles of golden sands stretching north towards Woolacombe and Morte Point and south towards Baggy Point. This beach provides superb bathing on the Atlantic coast and there is excellent surfing situated within the two headlands.

Beach Type



A slipway and a beach cafe
Surf equipment hire available
There is also a lost child centre and a first aid post
And a caravan park is adjacent to the beach


Sea canoeing
Fishing and snorkelling
Surfboard hire is available at the beach

Nature and Wildlife

Boat trips run from Ilfracombe to Lundy Island. one of only 3 marine nature reserves in the UK. There are extensive local walks in the area.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily and litter bins are provided.


Dog bins are provided but dogs are not allowed on some parts of the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Braunton Tourist Information Centre Caen Street Braunton North Devon EX33 1AA Tel: 01271 816 400 Fax: 01271 816 947 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Croyde
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1453, -4.21977
Postcode: EX33 1LB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


The beach is signposted from Croyde and Georgeham. Steps and slopes suitable for disabled people lead to the beach.

Public Transport

There are no buses to the beach itself but a bus can be caught to Croyde (1 mile) and a taxi can be caught to the beach from there.

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.


There is plenty of parking at the beach. including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Putsborough Sands, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Croyde, Croyde (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Baggy Point, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Marine Drive, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Croyde Road, Croyde (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Sandy Burrows, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Woolacombe Bay, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Barton Road, Woolacombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Saunton Sands, Saunton (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Mortehoe, Mortehoe (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Croyde