Westward Ho! beach, Bideford, Devon
  • About Us

    Westward Ho! Beach Info

    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.

    Westward Ho! Beach 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

    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.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    Westward Ho! Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 2°C next Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       11%  37%   10 mph
      7:17 am    5:46 pm
    Friday, Feb 23rd
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       17%  22%   17 mph
      7:15 am    5:48 pm

    Saturday, Feb 24th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       13%  10%   17 mph
      7:13 am    5:49 pm
    Sunday, Feb 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
       13%  1%   20 mph
      7:11 am    5:51 pm

    Monday, Feb 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
       9%  2%   17 mph
      7:09 am    5:53 pm
    Tuesday, Feb 27th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       0%  10%   15 mph
      7:07 am    5:55 pm

    Wednesday, Feb 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
       13%  29%   14 mph
      7:04 am    5:56 pm
    Thursday, Mar 1st
     Windy until evening and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       13%  94%   25 mph
      7:02 am    5:58 pm

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