Croyde Beach near Northam in Devon is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Croyde Beach

Croyde is a picturesque premium surf beach, with powerful waves, prominent rip currents and heavy sandbars. It’s popular with families, who enjoy its relaxed atmosphere and activities on offer.

Lifeguard season dates

Easter school holidays 25 March-10 April
Weekends only 16-24 April
Daily 30 April-25 September
Weekends only 1-16 October
October half term 22-30 October
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Tue 6 Dec
High: 10:19pm 7.5m
Low: 4:12am 2.8m
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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach or search on goodbeachguide.co.uk or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best summer jobs out there

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

News and media from Croyde Beach

RNLI issues safety advice as 2016 lifeguard season draws to a close
Article Beach safety
RNLI issues safety advice as 2016 lifeguard season draws to a close
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Croyde Lifeguard rescues a novice surfer & his board.
Video Lifeguards
Croyde Lifeguard rescues a novice surfer & his board.
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RNLI lifeguards to extend patrols in the south west for the summer holidays
Article Beach safety
RNLI lifeguards to extend patrols in the south west for the summer holidays
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Teenager thanks off-duty RNLI lifeguard and surfers for saving her life
Article Lifeguards
Teenager thanks off-duty RNLI lifeguard and surfers for saving her life
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