Westward Ho

Westward Ho Map
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Description:Westward Ho is a small seaside town with a huge sandy beach which extends 2 miles north of the town. There are areas of rock and pebbles at the southern end of the beach. To the north of the town the beach is backed by a pebble ridge and behind this is Northam Burrows Country Park.
Update March 2015 - We have a report of palm oil being washed up on Woolacombe Beach. This is poisonous to dogs. Please exercise caution when walking dogs on beaches in north Devon

Access:Various access points, including steps and slipway in Westward Ho. North of the town the beach is backed by a gently sloping pebble ridge

Dogs:Dogs banned from 1st May to 30th September on most of the beach. Dogs allowed all year north of Sandymere

Directions:Westward Ho is close to Bideford which is 25 miles from Bude and 48 miles from Exeter. There are various routes into North Devon. From North Cornwall take the A39 past Bude and into North Devon towards Bideford. From Exeter take the A377 and approaching Barnstaple turn west onto the A361 and at the next roundabout go straight across onto the A39 for Bideford. On the outskirts of Bideford on the A39 there are two turnings onto the B3236. On the A39 approaching from the east turn right at a roundabout (signposted to Westward Ho) and follow the B3236 into Westward Ho and turn left onto Avon Lane (signposted to Northam Burrows). At the end of this road go straight across for Northam Burrows or turn left for the Westward Ho seafront. Alternatively from the west on the A39 turn onto the B3236 (signposted to Westward Ho) and follow the B3236 into Westward Ho. Turn left onto Golf Links Road for the Westward Ho seafront

Parking:2 small car parks by the sea front and plenty of parking behind the beach in Northam Burrows Country Park

Toilets:Yes, at various locations in Westward Ho

Facilities:Cafe's, beach shops at Westward Ho


Safety:Lifeguards in summer

Nearby Beaches: Bude (25 miles), Instow (5 miles), Saunton Sands (18 miles), Croyde Bay (20 miles),
Woolacombe (21 miles)


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