Croyde has a certain olde-worlde feel, where thatched colour-washed cottages and traditional village stores rub sandy shoulders with hip surf shops, restaurants and a great ice cream parlour. You can hire surfboards and wetsuits here or pick up inflatable boats and multi-coloured lilos – everything you need for a day at the beach. If you are feeling energetic, there is a walk from Saunton Sands to the village of Croyde. Blue Groove and New Coast Kitchen are fabulous eateries.