Westward Ho!

Three miles of golden sand, perfect for swimming and surfing, with a unique pebble ridge

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Westward Ho! is a picturesque coastal village whose name derives from the Victorian novel by Charles Kingsley, and is unique as the only place in Britain with an exclamation mark in its name! Renowned for its golden sandy beach and backed by a protective pebble ridge, Westward Ho! offers a great venue for surfing with a growing reputation for kite surfing as well. To book a lesson, visit Kitemare in the main town. This family-friendly beach boasts Blue Flag status for its water quality, lifeguard presence across the summer season and toilet facilities nearby.

 

If wildlife is more your thing, visit the Northam Burrows Country Park and explore its diverse range of habitats (from saltmarsh to open grassland) or join one of the family events at the Northam Burrows Centre, including rockpool rambles and guided nature walks. The stretch of coast path from Westward Ho! offers wide views across Bideford Bay and features interesting geology along Abbotsham Cliffs. The town itself has everything you need for a great family holiday, with a range of food outlets catering for all tastes (and some award-winning cakes!), family entertainment at Braddicks Holiday Centre and seaside shops to explore.

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Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! is a picturesque coastal village whose name derives from the Victorian novel by Charles Kingsley, and is unique as the only place in Britain with an exclamation mark in its name! Renowned for its golden sandy beach and backed by a protective pebble ridge, Westward Ho! offers a great venue for surfing with a growing reputation for kite surfing as well. To book a lesson, visit Kitemare in the main town. This family-friendly beach boasts Blue Flag status for its water quality, lifeguard presence across the summer season and toilet facilities nearby.

 

If wildlife is more your thing, visit the Northam Burrows Country Park and explore its diverse range of habitats (from saltmarsh to open grassland) or join one of the family events at the Northam Burrows Centre, including rockpool rambles and guided nature walks. The stretch of coast path from Westward Ho! offers wide views across Bideford Bay and features interesting geology along Abbotsham Cliffs. The town itself has everything you need for a great family holiday, with a range of food outlets catering for all tastes (and some award-winning cakes!), family entertainment at Braddicks Holiday Centre and seaside shops to explore.