Westward Ho! Beach

Westward Ho! beach, Bideford, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    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, 94 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Westward Ho! Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 18°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until evening.
     
    13
    -> 
    18
       33%  63%   5 mph
      7:07 am    7:12 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    17
       4%  43%   9 mph
      7:09 am    7:10 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
    -> 
    18
       6%  65%   3 mph
      7:10 am    7:08 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    16
       55%  76%   14 mph
      7:12 am    7:06 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    18
       21%  88%   7 mph
      7:13 am    7:03 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    16
       32%  83%   7 mph
      7:15 am    7:01 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    12
    -> 
    17
       26%  30%   9 mph
      7:17 am    6:59 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Rain until evening, starting again overnight, and breezy in the morning.
     
    13
    -> 
    15
       74%  72%   15 mph
      7:18 am    6:56 pm

  • Westward Ho! Beach Tide Times

     

  • Westward Ho! 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.
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