Surf & SUP

North Devon offers some of the best water sports in England, with some absolutely amazing surf spits, so whether you’re an experienced surfer or maybe you’re keen to try it out for the first time, you can be rest assured that there’s something for everyone. 



Stand-up paddleboarding is a sport that has grown drastically in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. It’s easy to pick up (once you know how), great for core strength and stamina, and an amazing way to see some of the best views. Paddleboards and sup boards are readily available to hire across North Devon. So, if you’re heading to Devon and looking to try it out, here are the places that we recommend for testing out your SUP skills.

1. Watermouth Cove, North Devon

An excellent place for beginners, with the sheltered cove easing you into paddleboarding whilst still offering excitement for those more experienced paddlers. 


2. Croyde, North Devon

With the sea conditions just right, Croyde becomes the perfect spot for paddleboarding. Offering fantastic beach facilities and a wide-open sea to explore, it makes for the perfect paddleboarding excursion for those more experienced paddlers.


3. Combe Martin

An idyllic location from which you can explore the coves surrounding the bay in a safe and exciting way.


4. Saunton

Offering 3 miles of golden sands, Saunton has become a hot spot for paddleboarding, SUPs and surfers alike.