"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon, England. The A39 road provides access from the towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and Bude. It lies at the south end of Northam Burrows and faces westward into Bideford Bay, opposite Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows.

The village name comes from the title of Charles Kingsley's novel Westward Ho! (1855), which was set in nearby Bideford. The book was a bestseller, and entrepreneurs saw the opportunity to develop tourism in the area.

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SS426290

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Things to see and do in and around Westward Ho!

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

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

Forecast for Sunday 28 May

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
E
Pressure 1019
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
E
Pressure 1017
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
E
Pressure 1015
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ENE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1013
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Accomodation in and around Westward Ho!

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