Westward Ho! Beach
Westward Ho! is a beach geared up to cater for every tourist's needs. With seaside shops, toilets, and a range of food outlets, Westward Ho! is a popular family beach with a blue flag status. Made up of a long sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge with Northam Burrows Country Park accessible at one end this beach offers the best of both sand, rock pools and nature. RNLI Lifeguard service is available from May to September and the beach is popular with windsurfers, surfers and swimmers. Dogs are permitted from October to April on the whole beach, and all year round at the Northam Burrows end. There is ample car parking and disabled parking close to the beach.
The wonderful surf that runs on to Westward Ho! draws surfers from miles around, and with designated surfing areas the beach caters for every activity. The surf is also home to wild sea bass, attracting anglers from all over the country. Equipment for bathing, surfing and angling is really available from local outlets.
Beach Type: Sand/Pebbles
Dogs: Dog access restricted
Deckchairs for hire
First Aid Room
Lifeguards (May - September)
Water sport equipment hire
Parking & Transport
Cafes/Licensed Family Restaurants/Refreshments in westward ho!
Open all the time
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VenueWestward Ho! Beach
Westward Ho!, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1HN
Map reference: SS 434295 Lat: 51.04360 Long: -4.23432
From the A39 at Bideford take the A386 to Westward Ho! And then the B3236. also signposted to Westward Ho!
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport :