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A wonderful, quaint village
Croyde in General
Member Name: lynsey78
Croyde in General
Advantages: Breathtakings views, quaint villages.
Disadvantages: Not many shops
Croyde is one of the many little gems in North Devon.
It can be found a few miles from Barnstaple on the coast.
Croyde is well known for its long sandy beaches and is a very popular surfing spot.
All though Croyde is small there are still plenty of things to do, apart from being on the beach or playing in the water, there are also cliff walks to Baggy point and wonderful views over to Lundy island.
There are plenty of surf schools that can teach you the basics to get you out in the water and there is cascades tropical and water indoor pool, this is actually based on Ruda holiday park but they do allow member of the public to use this facility for a small fee.
You can take a walk around the charming and quaint viallage of croyde, the shops include surf shops, a lovely fudge pantry, a post office and a little cafe . There is also a little side street near the top of croyde that has a few craft shops- that is how small croyde is.
There are a couple of decent pubs that serve good food, my favorite is the Thatch! A lovely thatched building that serves home made food, there is a small restaurant area, a bar area and some out door seating. This is also very popular with the locals.
Another pub is Billy Buds, this is next door to the Thatch, serves food also, not a very big menu but what they serve is good.
They also have live music there some nights of the week.
There is also the Manor, a little more out of the way, also good food, pub and live music at the weekends.
Croyde is in a good location to also go and visit Woolacome, Illfracome and of course Barnstaple.
If you are in the area on holiday, then Croyde is a place you just must visit.
Summary: A beautiful village, very tranquil