Outdoor Activities

Explore our recommended outdoor activities throughout the local area!

Amplify your ‘learn to surf’ experience with the best ‘Instructor to Student’ ratio of any Surfing England surf school. Smaller group sizes means Surfing Croyde Bay coaches can give you more attention in a safer environment to speed up the learning process. They run daily surf lessons suitable for everyone aged 5 to 80, from complete beginner to competitive professionals, school groups to group parties using in water teaching, classroom theory lessons, video analysis and surf skate sessions. Surfing Croyde Bay want you to enjoy surfing as much as they do, so whether you’ve never stood on a board before or have been doing it for years, they want to help you progress to your full potential. Surfing Croyde Bay also pride themselves on being Coasteering specialists and run daily excursions. All equipment provided with onsite changing facilities, toilets, and hot showers. Enjoy a warm drink, cold beer, hot pasty or tasty ice cream from their cafe after your surf. Find them @Baggys, overlooking the beach.

Coastal Adventures

Experience the outdoors by becoming a part of it with Coastal Adventures North Devon. This is an exhilarating activity where you can leap from rocks, swim through gullies, explore caves and traverse across cliff bases whilst enjoying the breathtaking views of the North Devon coast.

Looking for a Golfing trip? Come and stay with us whilst you play at Saunton Gold Club.  Saunton Golf Club, which is rated well in the World’s Best 100 Courses and includes a championship course, 2 x 18-hole links courses both with spectacular scenery which can be enjoyed throughout the year due to the superb condition of the courses, a newly refurbished clubhouse, Pro Shop, tee up (on-course drinks delivery service), open competitions and PGA professional coaches. 

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is perhaps the UK’s ultimate challenge for the long-distance hiker – a 630-mile adventure around the coastline of England’s south west peninsula.

Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.
Want to explore the South West Coast Path – click on the blue box to view the coast path maps.

Our Surfing England qualified coaches will take you through the fundamentals of surfing while showing you how to stay safe in the water. Our surf school is located right on Woolacombe beach where you will have access to our showers and changing facilities. Lockers and storage is provided for all your valuables and kit while you’re having fun in the water. 

We offer lessons and courses to suit all ages and abilities however we are unable to take children under the age of eight years of age in our group lessons. We are happy to accept under eights on our one to one coaching courses or in a private family lesson with siblings. 

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Croyde Surf Academy

At the Academy we will assist you in progressing to the next level, from Beginner to Advanced for ages 5 to 85.
With our double decker bus headquarters, the only surf school in Croyde with views of the sea and our small group ratio we are sure to be a fantastic experience you’ll remember! 
And if you don’t stand up, you get your second lesson free! 

Barton Rock is a beautifully converted barn just on the edge of West Down and only a short 10-minute drive from the award-winning beach of Woolacombe.