This year is seeing unprecedented numbers of people head to Croyde Beach.
The vast majority of visitors are mindful and responsible, but unfortunately not everyone is, putting others and wildlife and risk.
Please read, share and follow this list of key rules which are in place to keep the beach clean and safe for everybody.
Thank you for helping to keep our beach beautiful
BBQs and Fires and not permitted on the beach or sand dunes.
This includes sky lanterns & fireworks. Regular patrols take place day and night. You will be asked to extinguish your BBQ/Fire immediately.
This is because the beach and dunes are an important, protected habitat and hot embers from fires/BBQs puts wildlife at risk of fire. Also many BBQs and fires are not attended, extinguished and disposed of correctly meaning other beach goers have been injured and bin fires have been caused.
Please take all rubbish with you when you leave. Including cigarette butts!
There are general waste bins at main entrance and middle entrance, recycling bins can be found on beach road or in Ruda Holiday Parks beachside car park. The tide is likely to take anything you leave out to sea
Dogs are not allowed on the main beach.
Dogs can be walked in the dunes on a lead only. This is mainly because allowing dogs on the beach during the bathing season reduces the water quality, which could make bathers ill. Note we do not accommodate dogs but please see link here to campsites in the area that do.
Consider buying or hiring high quality beach equipment if you can.
In particular think about hiring/buying a high quality bodyboard as cheaper ones break almost immediately in the surf and the broken polystyrene inside ends up in the ocean.
Please also read this additional info from Plastic Free North Devon, a local organisation committed to reducing the impact of plastic waste in the area.
Please take the time to find out about two great conservation organisations that support the beach, one local the other national:
Plastic Free North Devon help protect and improve our local environment through community-led action to combat plastic pollution.
Surfers Against Sewage are dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife through direct action, education and policy change.
Croyde Beach is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South-West Coast Path runs along the beach close to the sand dunes. It is surrounded by unique habitats with associated flora and fauna.
Croyde Beach is owned by Park Dean Estates and it is Ruda holiday park staff that manage the beach facilities all year round. Please make everybody’s lives easier by using them.
If you have any questions about the beach guidelines