Explore North Devon

Croyde in North Devon provides a wonderful holiday location in a beautiful setting bordered by National Trust land on one side and the UNESCO Braunton Burrows biosphere on the other.

For all the keen golfers, historic Saunton Golf Club is just 2.6miles down the coast, around a 10min drive. There has been a club on this site since 1897. See their website for online tee bookings and visitors green fees  www.sauntongolf.co.uk

Apart from Croyde beach there are three other fantastic sandy beaches to choose from ideally suited for surfing, sunbathing, kite flying and beachcombing etc, they are Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay.

The National Trust coastline of Baggy Point and the Tarka Trail are perfect for walkers and places to visit from there include Lee Bay, which is ideal for sunbathing, rock climbing and shrimping and a pint in The Grampas, and Ilfracombe, which has a very nice working harbour and good restaurants and eateries. To view the National Trust website's info on Baggy Point www.nationaltrust.org.uk/baggy-point.

For an wonderful day out for the whole family, Exmoor Zoo is a great place to visit. Right on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, it is home to 175 species and 600 animals. Click here for www.exmoorzoo.co.uk/

Further afield are Barnstaple, 12 miles away, which is good for shopping and eating. There is also the old seaport of Clovelly, a very quaint village with donkeys being the only transport allowed through the village to the harbour - well worth a visit.

For a glorious day trip out why not visit historic Arligton Court, also home to the National Trust Carriage Museum.

There are so many things to do in and around Croyde, for lots of suggestions and user reviewed restaurant. To take a look at Trip Advisors page for Croyde www.tripadvisor.co.uk.

Cycling is very popular in this area, there are lots of areas of interest to go explore. The Tarka Trail is ideal for both walking and cycling. Check out Cycle Devon's website for downloadable cycle maps and trails www.cycledevon.info/cycle-routes/.

For great ideas on what to do, visit the official North Devon Tourist Board www.northdevon.com.