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Westward Ho! Beach

Bideford, Devon

Long sand beach backing onto a pebble ridge linking to Northam Burrows Country Park. Access via ramp from the town of Westward Ho! (named after the novel by Charles Kingsley). The beach runs parallel to the South West Coast Path.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Cafe/restaurant
Shops
Toilets (incl disabled)
Disabled access
Deck chair hire
Slipway
First aid
Lost child centre
Promendade
Amusement aracades
Campsite

Activities

Windsurfing
Surfing
Swimming
Coastal walks

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

RNLI

Dogs

Access for dogs is restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

No details

Location

Nearest town: Bideford
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 51.042, -4.23623
Postcode: EX39 1LL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Bideford, Devon at Explore Britain.

Access

From the A39 at Bideford take the A386 to Westward Ho! And then the B3236. also signposted to Westward Ho!

Public Transport

Bus service no 1 from Barnstaple and Bideford goes to Westward Ho! seafront.

Nearest Railway Stations

Barnstaple (Approx. 8 miles away)
Chapelton (Devon) (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Parking available incl disabled. Charges apply.

Nearby Car Parks

The Slipway, Westward Ho! (Short stay).
About 0 miles away
The Main, Westward Ho! (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Seafield, Westward Ho! (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Bone Hill, Northam (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Windmill Lane, Northam (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Springfield, Bideford (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Cattle Market, Bideford (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Odun Road, Appledore (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2 miles away
The Pill, Bideford (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Riverbank, Bideford (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bideford