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Westward Ho! Beach

Beaches, Outdoor
Profile iconAll Ages
Location iconBideford
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Attraction Information

Westward Ho!

Named and indeed built after Charles Kingsley's 1855 novel this is a sandy beach backing onto a pebble ridge, with excellent swimming in Blue Flagged waters and exploring to be had.

Also offers kite sports (01395 222551) and surfing opportunities, as well as amusement arcades and a putting green.

Lifeguard cover is May to September but please ensure one is within sight before you or your family enter the water.

At very low tides you can see the remains of a mesolithic sunken forest and peat beds, which makes for a nice educational moment.

Please note that the contact information is for the Bideford Tourist Information centre, please plan your journey independently.

Opening hours

Year round access



Bideford Tourist Information, Kingsley Road,
EX39 2QQ,

Phone number

01237 477676


Free admission


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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