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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Surfing Holiday in North Devon

The other thing this part of Devon is famous for, apart from the afternoon teas, is surfing. In fact, it’s home to some of the best surf in the country. So whether you’re a ‘hang ten’ kind of dude or you’ve never been near a boogie board in your life, there’s a beach and a surf school just for you. 

Croyde, is just six miles down the road from Ash Barton and is known for being something of a surfing mecca. Pros will enjoy the crashing barrels the low tide creates. And beginners can catch their first wave as the tide gets higher.

The wide open space of nearby Saunton Sands is a good bet for newbies too. The gentle slope of the sand creates a much slower break of the waves. While Putsborough offers a decent surf and is good for all-rounders.

Our favourite North Devon surfing beaches

  • Saunton Sands 4 miles
  • Putsborough 5 miles
  • Woolacombe 8 miles
  • Croyde 6 miles
  • Instow 12 miles
  • Westward Ho! 17 miles

Where to start. Amazing grounds, fantastic house, brilliant barn and pool. There was something for all ages! Pete is an absolute angel and Milie is just adorable. What would we have done without them both. We would be back in a flash. Let’s hope our lottery numbers come up soon! If we had room in our car we would kidnap both Pete and Millie! ...

Vicky, Nigel and Alex


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