Westward Ho! beach, Bideford, Devon
  • Profile

    Westward Ho! Beach Information

    Westward Ho! beach is also known as Golden Bay and for its surf and clean sand backed by a pebble ridge and grasslands which extends for about three miles merging with Sandymere beach. At low tide the many rock pools which will keep children entertained.

    The beach has designated surfing areas and with plenty of sea bass it attracts anglers.

    Lifeguards in the summer, car parking, toilets, food and deckchair hire.

    We have no dog information for Westward Ho! beach.

    Westward Ho! Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Westward Ho! Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Bideford, 95 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Friday, with high temperatures falling to 10°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain until afternoon and windy throughout the day.
       99%  98%   17 mph
      8:15 am    4:11 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       83%  79%   10 mph
      8:16 am    4:11 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
       47%  76%   15 mph
      8:16 am    4:12 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Dangerously windy until afternoon and light rain until evening.
       98%  99%   25 mph
      8:17 am    4:12 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Foggy starting in the evening.
       83%  66%   17 mph
      8:18 am    4:12 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Rain overnight.
       89%  86%   12 mph
      8:18 am    4:13 pm

    Friday, Dec 21st
     Rain in the morning and windy starting in the evening.
       97%  87%   15 mph
      8:19 am    4:13 pm
    Saturday, Dec 22nd
     Foggy in the morning.
       86%  84%   19 mph
      8:19 am    4:13 pm

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  • Reviews

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