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Westward Ho! Beach

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Westward Ho! Beach - Devon

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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?

Access for dogs is restricted.

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Activities

  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Shop
  • Deck chair hire
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Northam

Postcode

EX39 1LL

OS grid ref.

SS 4321 2946

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award