Looking for things to do for millennials in and around Croyde? We’ll take you through the best things to do in the area; whether its festivals, pop up nightclubs or live music, there’s a lot going on. This is part two- Eating, Drinking and Activities. Part one features- Festivals, Events and Nightlife.

Eating

Things you won’t find on ‘Tripadvisor’….

Try a curry on the beach down at Barricane- Sri Lankan curries served from an old shipping container, open every day during the summer months if it is not raining. £8.50 for a big plate mix of rice, vegetable or meat curry, pickled vege and poppadums. Open 5-7 or until they sell out!

BBQ-Free bbq hire with our self catering cottages and the supermarkets deliver right to the resort, so order up some meat or pop to the local butchers in Braunton and get your BBQ on!

Street Food- There’s regularly street food at Down End car park including Mexican, Sri Lankan and Indian. There are also mobile caterers in Georgeham village on some nights including fish and chips on Tuesdays.

Drinking

The Thatch- The most popular pub in Croyde, it’s always busy during the summer and has a fantastic atmosphere. Top drinks selection from craft gins to cocktails and local ales. Live bands on a lot of Fridays during the summer and some acoustic busker sessions in the beer garden too. We give them a lot of recommendations in our blogs as it is a great pub, but beware it is definitely on the pricey side!

The Kings Arms- Probably my favourite pub around the local area- always a great selection of lagers, ciders and ale, a good wine list, proper bar snacks and the right glasses served with the right drinks. I might be a little picky but having a nice big glass with a bottle of red or a properly designed pint glass with your lager is a must and these guys get it right!

The Blue Groove- I’d say this has a slightly younger crowd than most of the local pubs, friendly casual staff and outdoor seating in the front and back, perfect for a little day drinking! I have seen that that have recently started doing a prosecco cream tea, who can say no to that?

Activities

Surfing- How much more explaining does this need? The perfect activity for you and a few mates, hire boards and head down to waves at Croyde or get some surf lessons with Walking on Waves who are based on site. They’ll take you over to Saunton for the ideal learning surf conditions.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding- This is the hot new trend right now, if it’s flat, jump on a SUP and go for a paddle. Walking on Waves have also started a new SUP tour which takes you down the estuary with views of Bruanton Burrows, Crow Point, Instow and Appledore finished off with a ride in their landrover down Saunton beach!

Total Wipeout- Have you seen the TV show and thought you could do better? Well now you can try some of the challenges yourself! The Ultimate Adventure Centre near Bideford has an assault course which will test you with all sorts of obstacles to climb, jump or roll over!

Blog written by our travel writer Si Willis. You can subscribe here.

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