"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Westward Ho! Beach

More than two miles of golden sand backed by a unique pebble ridge linking to Northam Burrows Country Park, which is part of the UK's only United Nations Biosphere Reserve. Access is fairly easy down a concrete ramp from the town of Westward Ho!, named after the famous novel by Charles Kingsley. Perfect for water sports and bathing the beach is adjacent to the South West Coast Path and is well located for visits to many other nearby attractions including the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Bideford

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS433293

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Westward Ho! Beach

  • Northam Burrows Country Park (1m)
  • Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (2m)
  • North Devon Maritime Museum (2m)
  • The Big Sheep (2m)
  • Atlantic Village (2m)
  • Atlantis Adventure Park (2m)
  • Instow Signal Box (3m)

Tourist Information

Bideford
Tourist Information Centre
Victoria Park
The Quay
Devon
England
EX39 2QQ

Phone 01237 477 676
Email bidefordtic@visit.org.uk
http://www.torridge.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=540

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 27 March

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:14 BST
(05:14 GMT)
Low Tide
13:17 BST
(12:17 GMT)
High Tide
18:37 BST
(17:37 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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.

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