family days out


Found in Croyde through the pasty and ice cream shop you find “Surfing Croyde Bay”. Been coming for a few years now in two trips each October with the family and then “boys only”. You find Damian and Jake (and other instructors) who very patiently and skillfully run you through the board, the sea and fun. It’s a very well run surfing place with changing rooms and hot showers. A quick walk to the beach and they help you pick the waves and gain time on the board and once up how to make turns etc. I’m a beginner! Just can’t say enough good things about this surf school staff and facilities and I have been to a few. Very sensibly priced and so easy going.


ENABLE YOUR FAMILY TO discover our adventure playground

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Being featured in The BBC, Vogue, The Independent, Airbnb, Carve Magazine, Surfing England, alongside a multitude of 5 star TripAdvisor reviews, video tutorials, and surf blog insights is something we’re very proud of. Come and learn to surf, go coasteering and stand up paddle board with your family. Experience the difference, at the very best surf school in Croyde.

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Family surf coaching, coasteering and stand up paddle boarding. Working on improving the standards of watersport instruction for all in the U.K.

Ex-Head Coach Team GB Junior

family surf lessons

Surfing Croyde Bay have designed family first surf lessons, that are inclusive for all ages. Family surf lessons are available for children as young as 5 years old.You will have your own private group, with a fully qualified beach lifeguard.

Your family surf lesson will focus on your children as well as Mums and Dads so that you all have fun and develop your surfing techniques.

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Surfing Croyde Bay has a 5 star Tripadvisor rating and is also rated #1 for Things To Do in Croyde.

putting expert experience into practice

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“We want your family to enjoy spending time in North Devon coastline as much as we do! Whether you’ve never visited before. Or have been visiting for years, we want to make your family holiday extra special with a surfing, coasteering or stand up paddle boarding experience.”

family coasteering

At Surfing Croyde Bay you will be able to access our family coasteering route. This route has been designed so that children from 8 years and over can experience the amazing adventure that coasteering is.

The family coasteering route is right on our doorstep in Croyde at Baggy Point. Beginners and families will enjoy this route. It has something for everyone. Explore large jumps and small jumps, as well as exciting caves and gullies.

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family stand up paddle boarding

Family stand up paddle boarding is available on our inland lake, on the Crow Point estuary and when sea conditions allow on Croyde Bay itself. You will learn to stand up and use your own personal water craft. It’s a fantastic activity for younger children that gives them a sense of independent adventure and control over their SUP.

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Find out why Surfing Croyde Bay is consistently rated the best surf school in North Devon. Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews consistently rate Surfing Croyde Bay as the best surfing and coasteering experience in North Devon. Visit the surf shop and have a chat to find out why!

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Family Activity Centre Location

The Surfing Croyde Bay family activity centre is based right in the centre of Croyde Village. You can get changed at the centre in warm changing rooms. Store your valuables on site. At the end of your trip, grab a hot shower and a warm drink. You will get a warm and comfortable Tiki wetsuit. As well as a modern buoyancy aid and helmet (if applicable), when you arrive for your adventure.

your guide

Your guides are all Surfing Croyde Bay staff. We have selected energetic, fun-loving and highly qualified guides so that you have a great time in a safe environment. Your guide will look after your whole family provide you with safety briefings covering your family experience.

Participate In The UK's Fastest Growing Family Adventure Sports

Start to enjoy surfing, coasteering and stand up paddle boarding. Some of the fastest-growing adventure sports in the UK. Surfing is a great sport to bond your family whilst having tons of fun at the same time. When you embark on your coasteer, you will quickly find out about the buzz of scrambling along the coast, jumping into natural pools and exploring the beautiful North Devon Coastline. 

Stand up paddle boarding is a relaxing, tranquil sport which allows you to get off the beaten track.Your guide will be there to help you through every stage of your family experience. Your guide will be with you all the way. Their passion and enthusiasm will translate into an excellent experience for you too.

get a quality experience

Surfing Croyde Bay is the best adventure centre in North Devon. Rated #1 on Trip Advisor, and with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for North Devon adventures. If you are looking for the best coasteering centre in Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde, you really couldn’t be in better hands!

Challenges For All Levels, Whatever Your Experience

We have designed packages for the whole family from aged 5 to 75. With a fully qualified lifeguard as your guide you can rest assured, allowing you to focus on fun and enjoying time together as a family. Experience North Devon like you never have before! Put on a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and get in the water in Croyde.

Care for the environment

As a surf school, surf hire and adventure centre, at Surfing Croyde Bay we value our surroundings. Especially the quality of our natural environment. We look to give back to the environment and our local community. Cleaning as much litter and plastic from our coastal area and beach is something we take very seriously. We participate in regular clean-ups in Croyde and along Baggy Point itself.