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Westward Ho! Beach

Bideford, Devon, England

Attraction Information

  • Beaches icon Beaches

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Bideford Tourist Information, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QQ, England


Click here to visit Westward Ho! Beach's website
01237 477676

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission


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