WHERE WE ARE
The Orchard is Croyde village’s hidden gem, located in the very centre of the village but peacefully tucked away from any summer crowds. You can find us right in the heart of village life, behind Bridge Farm B&B on Jones’s Hill, next to The Stores and Post Office, and a stone’s throw from the village’s surf shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. You can literally roll 50 metres down the hill from The Thatch at the end of the night, if a post-surf drink takes your fancy.
Croyde Bay is renowned for its beautiful sandy beach, and our infamous surf break is just a leisurely ten-minute stroll from the campsite along the ‘old donkey track’. If you prefer to drive to the beach with all your kit, then Orchard campers can park opposite the beach at the Beach Field car park for just £4 per day.
If you need kit then there’s plenty of places to hire surf equipment. Try Ralph’s, The Little Pink Surf Shop or The Beach Hut in the village centre.
Croyde nestles on the North Devon coast sheltered between Baggy Point and Down End headland. The stunning beaches of Saunton Sands and Putsborough Sands sit on either side with Woolacombe along the coastline. The nearby picture-postcard village of Georgeham is a short drive away with two fantastic pubs, and the larger village of Braunton is crammed with shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as delicatessens, specialist food shops and larger supermarkets.
If you can drag yourself away from the long sandy beaches, crashing Atlantic ocean and magnificent coastline, then head to Exmoor, also right on our doorstep. There are over 1000 kilometres of footpaths, walking routes, hikes, coastal routes and bridleways to explore.