Braunton, Saunton and Croyde
This food trail is best taken during the summer months. The buzzing village of Braunton has lots of excellent food offerings. Just around the corner, and with some of the best surf in the country, is the 3 1/2 mile stretch of Saunton beach and the vibrant Croyde village and bay.
For one of the best breakfasts in the village join the cyclist, runners and dog walkers inside and outside the Wild Thyme Café in Braunton.
After an early surf at Croyde the Blue Groove is an excellent place to replace those burnt-off calories. Their extensive breakfast menu has something for everyone. Check out the Granola of the Gods. Whilst you are there, take time to peruse the lunch and dinner menu and its classic beachy dishes with a refined twist.
Opposite Blue Groove is The Stores. Try their excellent traditional steak pasty from March End Farm in Georgeham for lunch or a slice of their freshly made quiche. Yum!
The Beachside Grill at Saunton is a must for steaks, lobster and gourmet burgers out on the terrace only a few metres from the beach.
Fancy a stretching your legs? The walk around the Baggy Point peninsular to Putsborough has spectacular views of both Croyde and Woolacombe bays. Park in the National Trust car park and pop into the Sandleigh Tea Room for a cream tea, homemade cake or sample some savoury delights. The kids will love running around the allotment style gardens.
Come evening, join the throng of locals and tourists queuing up for spankingly fresh fish and chips at the much-loved Squires Fish and Chips restaurant and takeaway. Get there early if you want a table at the weekend.
Just a couple of doors along is Stoned pizzeria. Go there for woodfired pizza, sourdough bread and carby treats with funky vibes.
The Thatch is the place to be seen in Croyde. Check out their local ales and big portions.