We are extremely lucky to have some of the best surfing spots right on our doorstep here in North Devon. Our surfing weekends are some of our most loved due to the proximity to the perfect beach for all abilities. Here are our top picks if you are staying or live in North Devon and need the best spot to surf those waves.

Westward Ho!

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Right on our doorstep is this fantastic beach – it is one of the safest in North Devon for surfing due to minimal rip tides or underwater obstructions. Due to this and the 2 mile of beach line makes it one of the most popular for less experienced surfers and beginners.

Croyde

A little further around the coast from Livit Adventure Croyde Bay is a beach much more suitable for more advanced surfers and those with shortboards. It is prone to more rips and has some rocky areas so although there are great spots for beginners it better to go with a school so you know the best places to surf.

Putsborough

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This beach is known to hold a bigger wave than its neighbour Woolacombe which makes it ideal for more experienced riders. However it can be good for beginners too offering a good wave.

Lynmouth

Real pros will love Lynmouth. It’s North Devon’s only point break and is less well known so less busy throughout the year. There can be dangerous currents here so definitely a beach for pros only.

Saunton Sands

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This beach can get busy during the summer but can also offer some good waves for all abilities of surfer.

Woolacombe

Woolacombe is a 3 mile stretch of beach which offers fantastic surfing for everyone. Whether you are a beginner looking for smaller waves, or pros who wish to surf the bigger waves.

So that’s our favourites – where are you heading this summer?

Here in North Devon we are extremely lucky to have some of the best beaches in the country. We cannot count on two hands the number of amazing locations we have on our doorstep – and the miles of golden sands cannot compare to some other regions of the UK. 

At Livit Adventures we have a few favourites where we visit depending on the activities we’re undertaking but here’s our top beaches in North Devon for anyone visiting the area.

Westward Ho!

Ok, we’re biased with this one but as our closest beach and one of the best around we absolutely love it here. There’s miles of sand to enjoy as a sun worshiper, a stunning pebble ridge with fantastic views over the ocean and plenty of walking routes with the Northam Burrows just behind the coastline. It’s also one of the best beaches around for beginner surfers.

Croyde

In comparison to Westward Ho! Croyde is one of the best beaches around for advanced surfers and as it’s further into the northern coast it can also experience much warmer temperatures too. Croyde is a hot spot for tourists though so if you’re looking for a quiet day at the beach this may be one to avoid!

Saunton Sands

Miles of golden sand is what you picture when you think of Saunton Sands. With over 3 miles of beach there’s plenty of space for everyone to have their own spot of paradise. This beach is great for surfer beginners and for chilling out in the sunshine.

Putsborough

If you want to explore the coastline this is one of the best places to do it. Not only will you enjoy miles of beach when you combine it with Woolacombe Sands but you also have stunning views while walking around Baggy Point. Surfing is also popular here but the swell is not as strong as Croyde so better for a more relaxed surf.

Barricane Beach

Locals will know this beach for its beauty and its curries. During the summer months locals flock here to enjoy the Sri Lankan beach shack curries on the beach. This tiny cove is good for rock pooling and jumping so less sun worshiping and more food and activities!

So now you know our favourites…where’s yours?