OCEANFEST Pitch 11B - (Size 6.5m x 5.5m)
- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
The Owner Says
During this specific weekend Ocean Pitch runs festival style camping. Each pitch will contain 2 tents or 2 Campers & cars will be parked in the festival car parking field just 50 yards from the campsite, unless you’re in a campervan which can obviously stay on your pitch. However, cars will be allowed onto the campsite upon arrival to unload.
About Ocean Pitch Campsite
Tents, campervans, couples, families with older children and some well behaved groups – yes. Caravans, dogs, stags & hens – no. No under-17s unless accompanied by an adult. Kids are welcome but the owners advise it is not suitable for under 2's.
Book some lessons with Surfing Croyde Bay or Surf South West or take advantage of the stunning heritage coastline path with a walk to Baggy Point. Croyde Bay also hosts the annual Oceanfest – a beach, sports and music festival in June. To see how it all began, visit the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton. Here you’ll find a detailed history of the long board in our native waters, including sketches of Hawaiian surfers by Captain Cook’s crew, airbrushed surf art on early boards and photos of the locals riding the waves on wooden planks in the 1920s. You may also be surprised to learn that Devon’s most famous daughter, none other than Agatha Christie, was an early surf pioneer who mastered the art of stand-up surfing in Waikiki. Horse riding on Croyde beach is a must-do experience, whether a leisurely beach trot or epic country trek, exploring Croyde on horseback is a great way to soak up the atmosphere. The family- run, pretention-free Roylands Riding Holidays is based in central Croyde and welcome experienced riders and first-timers all year round. Discover the area on two wheels by hopping on the Tarka Trail and exploring the beautiful coast and countryside. Bikes can be hired from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire (01271 813339) in Braunton.
Food & Drink
There's on-site catering from Biffen's Kitchen, a suitably surf-inspired street food truck. Scoff a Devon cream tea at Centery Farm (01271 879603). The Thatch (01271 890349) pub is a lively surfers’ hangout with decent food. The Blue Groove (01271 890111) combines laid-back beach-bum vibe with trippy artwork and an internationally eclectic menu that includes Thai curries, Mexican pancakes and Japanese noodles. In the village of Georgeham, just inland, try the food and real ales at The Rock (01271 890322), where they do a great Sunday lunch and serve lunch and dinner daily in a light, bright conservatory. For some of the best fish and chips you’re likely to have on the North Devon coast, go to Squires Fish (01271 815533) in neighbouring Braunton. They’ve been frying the freshest Devon-caught fish here since 1969 and the stylish 2-floor restaurant attracts many celebrity admirers, not least Rick Stein. Find out more about organic farming and conservation at the dairy at West Hill Farm (01271 815477) and taste their wares. You can buy cold drinks and chocolate bars onsite, plush they have a cool retro slush puppy machine! Ivan's cool split screen, coffee-serving campervan also parks up in the peak season.
Ocean Pitch Campsite is located at Ocean Pitch Campsite, Moor Lane, Croyde, Devon EX33 1NZ
Ocean Pitch is the closest campsite in Croyde to the beach. Once you come into Croyde drive through the village and turn left onto Moor Lane towards the beach. Drive half a mile down this road until the beach is on your left hand side & Ocean Pitch is the last field on your right – signage outside.
From Barnstaple train station walk the 10 minutes to the bus station and take bus 308 to Moor Lane, Croyde. Benny and Lou can do shuttle run collections/drop offs for a small fee (maximum of 4 people). Alternatively, call Saunton Taxis for the best local price.