best surfing beaches in North Devon

Beaches near Nanny’s Cottage

Instow beach is a popular spot for holiday makers; a pleasant sandy beach with calm waters, it is a great choice for families. Westward Ho! is a vast sandy beach that faces westwards into Bideford Bay and is popular with swimmers, surfers and kite surfers. Saunton Sands is another popular and safe beach for surfers, boasting golden sands and stunning a stunning backdrop of sand dunes.  Crow Point is a curved spit of sand at the entrance to the Taw-Torridge Estuary featuring open views and fabulous walks. Croyde is North Devon’s surfing hot spot, and has a thriving young surfing community as well as spectacular scenery and sandy beaches.  Putsborough Sands, with its golden sands, clear waters and beautiful scenery, is a paradise for swimmers and surfers alike.