Westward Ho! Beach

A vast sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge that extends for two miles north of the village of Westward Ho!

Facing westwards into Bideford Bay, the beach is popular with surfers and backed by the Northam Burrows Country Park.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the majority of the beach between 1st May and 30th September. However, there is a 200 metre section, in front of Sandymere, where dogs are allowed all year round.

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Activities

  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Slipway

Nearest town

Bideford

Postcode

EX39 1LL

OS grid ref.

SS 4321 2946

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Westward Ho! Beach Reviews

I Love It!

Kate
Jun 10th 2021

Great open beach, amazing for the dog!
Kite flying is fun out of summer season - all seasons are great. Dramatic waves, surfing possible, it ms just fun!

Very much like Weston supermare

Cha72837
Apr 17th 2021

Went for a dog walk, nice and big but definite weston supermud vibes.

free parking at abbotsham court,follow the footpath, best mid to high tide

kingofkooks
Apr 16th 2021

Amazing selection of reefs and waves in the area.

Abbotsham Cliffs

Howard
Mar 18th 2021

Amazing reefs,mid to high tide.easy parking at abbotsham court

Amazing

Lynn
Oct 02nd 2020

I love this clean, firm sandy beach. It is devine, but check tide times cause when it’s in can’t walk on it as the sea comes up and sometimes nearly over the pebble ridge. It’s wild and wonderful. Highly recommend x

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