The two new cams are overlooking Croyde bay and Woolacombe bay and have been supplied by Tiki (so big thanks to them). The Cams are staying the site for a 3 month trial, so if you like have these cam on In The Elements please help support them by liking and sharing with you friends and obviously click on Tiki’s adverts next to the cams and check out their great products.
Croyde is a great surfing venue, the rides are generally short as the waves tend to pitch up and break quickly. There is a point break off Down End. There is a reef break at the northern (Baggy Point) end of the beach that works for about 60 minutes during some high tides. The shape of the bay funnels waves towards the beach. The beach is also steeper than either Woolacombe, Putsborough or Saunton Sands. Due to this, rip currents are extremely strong especially near the rocks at either end of the beach and at low tide, even when there is only a small swell. These currents present danger to the strongest of swimmers. Any bathing should be done within the lifeguard-patrolled area. The break is very compact at low tide, resulting in many injuries, so beware!
Photo by Photosbykev
Drive down to the esplanade carpark and walk 50 metres into the water. Cafe on the beach is good and cheap. 3surf shops in town do everything inc rental of suits / boards and surf school. Eat at the Red Barn in the evening, huge portions, great food, cheap and lost of surfers and surfing decor too. Life guards patrol from 2 4X4 in high season, There is a woolacombe longboarders club for thw older dudes like me. Special access off the rocks near the benches on the headland, only accessable at high tide and best left to the locals as there are plenty of rocks under water. Otherwise plenty of other peaks, best are at the town end and the other opposite the tiny river mouth. Info by David Billington
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