Westward Ho! Beach

Visit Westward Ho! Beach

Westward Ho! is a traditional seaside resort with a sandy beach ideal for swimming in the rock pools and surfing. This resort was founded in the 1860’s, and has been a favourite seaside spot eversince.

There is lots to do, with tourist attractions including an amusement arcade, golf putting green, tennis courts, playground for the kids, beach shops, and a choice of places to eat and drink.

Fancy a round of Golf? head to the Royal North Devon Golf club, or grab your surfboard and take to the waves.

There are also great walks to take at nearby Kipling Tor (named after Rudyard Kipling) or explore the Northam Burrows Country Park.

This beach is …

  • An Sandy Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Great For Swimming

What to see and do

  • Go Surfing
  • Enjoy The Arcades
  • Play On The Putting Green

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Westward Ho! Beach

Beach Location

Golf Links Road Westward Ho! Bideford, Devon EX39 1LQ


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting There

Map of Westward Ho! Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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