This popular walk in the North Devon AONB visits Baggy Point, a dramatic headland with wonderful coastal views over the beautiful Croyde Bay. The circular walk runs for just over 4 miles with some moderate climbs along the waymarked, cliff top path.
The area around Baggy Point is covered in interesting plants including various wildflowers, yellow gorse, lichens and moss. It's also great for wildlife with birds including herring gull, fulmar, shag, cormorant and peregrine. You can head off the path to some rock pools where you may see seals in the summer. The area around Baggy Point is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its interesting geological features.
This circular walk starts from the National Trust car park at Croyde Bay. You then head along the coast path to Baggy Point with great views over Croyde Bay and Morte Bay with Lundy Island visible to the west on a clear day. You can then continue round the headland towards Puttsborough, before following footpaths through the countryside back to the car park.
If you'd like to extend your walk then you could head south along the coast to the nearby Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. The reserve covers nearly 900 hectares making it the second largest dune system in England. Alternativley you could head north along the beautiful Woolacombe Sands, voted Britain's Best Beach in 2015 by TripAdvisor. A walk through the sand dunes of Woolacombe Warren will take you to the village where there are plenty of nice places to eat. Just beyond Woolacombe there are the interesting rock formations at Morte Point and the photogenic Bull Point Lighthouse to visit.
Baggy Point PostcodeEX33 1PA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Baggy Point Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Baggy Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Baggy Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Baggy Point Pubs/Cafes
In Croyde Bay there's the delightful Sandleigh Tea Room to try. The tea room is run by the National Trust and includes a lovely outdoor seating area in the walled garden. It's the perfect place to relax outside on warmer days and enjoy a cream tea. The cafe is also dog friendly if you want to bring your pooch. You can find the tea rooms on Moor Lane, Croyde with a postcode of EX33 1PA.