Croyde dates back to pre-Saxon times and is one of the prettiest areas in Devon due to its many thatched chocolate box cottages. The village rests snuggly at the end of a sheltered valley with a stream running through the centre. The Beach is just a short walk from the centre and offers some of the UK's best surfing waves. Many parts of the Croyde date back to the 17th Century and most of the buildings that were built around that time have retained many of their original. The rambling hot spot of Baggy Point is found to the north of the bay and is maintained by the National Trust.
Croyde Bay is an extremely popular village - best known for its surfing beach. The beach is privately owned and has lifeguards between May and September. Baggy Point and the adjoining National Trust land provides delightful walking with excellent views.