Westward Ho! beach, Bideford, Devon
  • About

    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.

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  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 7°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the evening and breezy overnight.
       63%  100%   11 mph
      7:44 am    4:23 pm
    Wednesday, Nov 22nd
     Windy throughout the day and light rain overnight.
       94%  99%   26 mph
      7:46 am    4:22 pm

    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       88%  73%   19 mph
      7:47 am    4:21 pm
    Friday, Nov 24th
     Light rain until evening.
       94%  95%   6 mph
      7:49 am    4:20 pm

    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.
       79%  70%   20 mph
      7:51 am    4:19 pm
    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy throughout the day.
       62%  55%   22 mph
      7:52 am    4:18 pm

    Monday, Nov 27th
     Breezy in the morning and light rain in the afternoon.
       86%  87%   19 mph
      7:54 am    4:18 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 28th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       69%  69%   20 mph
      7:55 am    4:17 pm

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