Westward Ho! Beach (aka Sandymere & Northam beaches)
The beach at Westward Ho! is known for its surf and clean sand backed by a pebble ridge and grasslands which extends for about three miles. The beach is one long stretch but sections have their own names including Sandymere beach and Northam 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.
One of the best access points to the beach other than the town is at the Northam Burrows Country Park Site of Special Scientific Interest, about 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and generally unimproved grasslands.
Facilities vary along the beach but include several car parks, toilets and showers, refreshment facilities, shops, and seasonal lifeguards.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Westward Ho! Beach.
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Beach Water Quality
- 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.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 18.2℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 18.3℃ to 18.5℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SW)
Bideford weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Westward Ho! Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Westward Ho! Beach is at Appledore 2.52 km (1.56 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.
Low Tide at 04:14 (Height 0.25m)
High Tide at 09:37 (Height 7.16m)
Low Tide at 16:25 (Height 0.48m)
High Tide at 21:55 (Height 7.15m)
Low Tide at 04:48 (Height 0.55m)
High Tide at 10:16 (Height 6.65m)
Low Tide at 16:53 (Height 0.73m)
High Tide at 22:34 (Height 6.53m)
Low Tide at 05:19 (Height 0.85m)
High Tide at 10:57 (Height 6.08m)
Low Tide at 17:24 (Height 0.96m)
High Tide at 23:16 (Height 5.88m)
Low Tide at 05:55 (Height 1.12m)
High Tide at 11:45 (Height 5.53m)
Low Tide at 18:05 (Height 1.21m)
High Tide at 00:07 (Height 5.28m)
Low Tide at 06:39 (Height 1.38m)
High Tide at 12:48 (Height 5.07m)
Low Tide at 18:56 (Height 1.47m)
High Tide at 01:19 (Height 4.84m)
Low Tide at 07:33 (Height 1.60m)
High Tide at 14:07 (Height 4.87m)
Low Tide at 19:58 (Height 1.69m)
High Tide at 02:41 (Height 4.73m)
Low Tide at 08:38 (Height 1.72m)
High Tide at 15:22 (Height 4.99m)
Low Tide at 21:12 (Height 1.77m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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