Westward Ho! beach, Bideford, Devon
  • About Us

    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, 94 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 throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 23°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:27 am    9:21 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:28 am    9:20 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:29 am    9:19 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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      5:31 am    9:18 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      5:32 am    9:16 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:33 am    9:15 pm

    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       31%  80%   13 mph
      5:35 am    9:14 pm
    Friday, Jul 27th
     Rain in the morning.
     
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       20%  39%   6 mph
      5:36 am    9:12 pm

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  • Reviews

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