Surfers flock to North Devon for its agreeable climate. The darling town of Croyde is not only blessed with strangely temperate weather conditions but a year-long swell with stretches that suit all levels from beginners to experts, as well as left- and right-handed waves. Not feeling the surf? Grab a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) and head into the surrounding coves to get up close with nature. If you're a complete beginner - and averse to the taste of seaweed mulch - we suggest booking in a couple of lessons at Croyde Surf Academy.