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Discover Ruda Holiday Park

Step into a surfer’s paradise at Croyde Bay with a beach holiday at Ruda Holiday Park. Boasting a sweeping sandy coastline with spectacular scenery, this breathtaking area of the UK really does have to be seen to be believed.

One of Devon’s best surfing spots and nestled by the picturesque village of Croyde, you can enjoy an abundance of local activities. Take a stroll across the headlands to Woolacombe Beach or treat the little ones to a trip to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

There is plenty to keep you busy on park too, from splashing around in the indoor swimming pool to burning off energy on the adventure playground, before winding down for the evening in our bar and restaurant.

Caravan and Lodge Holidays

Ruda is one of our most popular holiday parks in Devon and it’s easy to see why, with its impressive coastal location and wide range of accommodation. Take your pick from cosy caravans and luxury lodges with hot tubs – there are even new look cottages available for 2022. Brand new caravans are now available that'll give your holiday added style and comfort with lots of luxurious extras to enhance your holiday. 

Touring & Camping Holidays

Pitch up for an adventure at Ruda with touring caravan and camping pitches just a stone’s throw away from some of Devon’s most glorious beaches. We also offer glamping holidays if having those extra home comforts is a necessity for your holiday.


Lodges at Ruda Holiday Park Luxury lodge accommodation
Two girls walking along Croyde Bay beach with surfboards Surfing at Croyde Bay
A family enjoying a picnic by the fishing lake A picnic by the lake
Kids playing in the adventure playground Fun on the adventure playground

What's Included in the Cost of Your Holiday

When you book your holiday directly with us, you can enjoy all of the fantastic facilities below at no extra cost.

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Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool

If shooting down slides, riding rapids, or splashing around sounds like fun, visit Ruda Holiday Park’s Cascades Adventure Pool. Race for the fastest time on the Big Blue water slide.

A dinosaur replica at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park 2

Combe Martin Wildlife Park

Go deep into the wild at Combe Martin Wildlife Park. From spectacular sub-tropical gardens to an array of animals, the park is passionate about encouraging respect for the natural world.

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Ilfracombe Aquarium

For an educational and enjoyable family experience, visit the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium. Located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside the historic harbour, delve in to the fantastic wonders of aquatic life.

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Surf's up

You'll be right on the doorstep on one of the best surfing beaches in the country - Croyde Bay - so why not try catching some waves by joining one of our surf lessons?

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The Big Sheep

With plenty of activities for both adults and kids, visit The Big Sheep. From the indoor animal barn to mountain boarding, it’s no wonder they won Devon Attraction of the Year. 

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Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 1418 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


Overall a pleasant week
Confirmed traveller:27 June 2022
Published on:05 July 2022
9 out of 10


GBFamily (the eldest child is aged 4 or under)
Overall, very pleased. The accommodation was clean and prepared in good time for our arrival at 1pm

The park was also very clean.

The staff were very friendly, helpful and polite.

The shop was expensive, but we did expect this.
Confirmed traveller:25 June 2022
Published on:04 July 2022
9 out of 10


We found Amy the receptionist very friendly and helpful . She is a asset to the park always a smile on her face . The accommodation was lovely exactly like in the pictures . Clean and tidy park and a bonus just a short walk to the beach . Would definitely recommended to family and friends this park at Ruda .
Confirmed traveller:24 June 2022
Published on:04 July 2022
9 out of 10


Lovely and relaxing on quiet site, lovely beach in walking distance and pretty village with shops and good places to eat close by.
Confirmed traveller:24 June 2022
Published on:04 July 2022
9 out of 10


BristolGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 4 or under)
When we arrived at our Mortehoe Caravan it was spotless and felt really spacious for our family of 4. Our double bedroom had plenty of room for our 5 month old’s cot (added as an extra) and our 3 year old daughter was excited to have her own twin room.

We were lucky enough to have wall-to-wall sunshine over our 4 days so spent each morning on Croyde’s beautiful surfing beach playing in the waves. It was about a 15 minute walk from our caravan but that’s toddler pace so probably 5 - 10 minutes for most people.
Afternoon's were spent in the on-site pool which is looking a little tired (not much has changed since I visited as a kid) but we had lots of fun there and our little girl loved it which is the main thing.
It would be great to have the pool timetable in the welcome pack. The first time we went we didn’t realise and we’re not told on entry that there was only 15 minutes left of the session.

In the evening’s we went to the Atlantic Showbar where the kids were mesmerised by the 5 - 7pm entertainment so we could relax.

The Coast restaurant and bar had an attached soft play and outdoor play area so was a good choice for dinner (food itself was not amazing but ok) as, again, we could relax while little ones were kept occupied. Apart from this, we ate at the Italian restaurant (not always open) and had take away from the fish and chippy, both of which were nice meals.

The kids had plenty of content to keep them busy throughout our stay which meant few tantrums, lots of giggles and smiles and sleep filled nights - everything parents of young children can ask for!

Most of the other guests were really nice but a caravan near ours were playing loud dance music when we arrived which was irritating. Fortunately they left the next day. There were also young guests driving around the site far too quickly one evening, reviving their engine needlessly. Not great behaviour on a park with toddlers running around (it was out of season so lots of young families with pre-schoolers). Can’t blame Ruda and the staff for the odd idiot though, you get them wherever you go.

All in all we had an excellent break. The greatest testament to this is that we’ve already booked a longer stay for next year in a Caravan with 3 rooms as our baby will be a toddler by then! We can’t wait!
Confirmed traveller:24 June 2022
Published on:03 July 2022

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