Croyde and Putsborough Cottages
North Devon’s natural beauty is well protected and preserved for all to enjoy. There’s good reason for it. The beaches of Croyde and Putsborough are more than deserving of their Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) status. Together they make up a large part of the UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve, Britain’s first. Once you get here you’ll understand why we revere our open spaces so, especially the beaches. They are simply stunning.
Croyde is loved equally by surfers and families. The beach has glorious dunes, golden sands and world-class waves. Bring a board or a bucket and spade and you’ll find your own slice of heaven here. The village of Croyde, just inland, has thatched cottages and comfy pubs. It’s picturesque but never sleepy.
Putsborough is the beach that’s to the north of Croyde and Braunton. It is separated from Croyde by Baggy Point, a huge headland that juts out into the Atlantic and provides shelter on its north side. So when the wind blows, head to Putsborough, the unspoiled south end of Woolacombe Beach. There are rock pools, golden sands, surf and of course, fantastic walking. And a café that sells ice cream.