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.

Westward Ho! Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Westward Ho! Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Westward Ho! Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Westward Ho! Beach


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Place Categories: Beaches Blue Flag Seaside Award

Westward Ho! Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Oct 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Oct 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (SSW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Westward Ho! Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 08:01 (Height 7.51m)
   Low Tide at 14:48 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 20:18 (Height 7.11m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 08:38 (Height 6.86m)
   Low Tide at 15:15 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 20:53 (Height 6.34m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:39 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 09:17 (Height 6.13m)
   Low Tide at 15:51 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 21:32 (Height 5.56m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:18 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 10:05 (Height 5.41m)
   Low Tide at 16:40 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 22:25 (Height 4.83m)
Sat 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:10 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 11:17 (Height 4.81m)
   Low Tide at 17:43 (Height 1.94m)
   High Tide at 23:59 (Height 4.33m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:15 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 13:04 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 18:59 (Height 2.01m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 01:42 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 07:34 (Height 1.96m)
   High Tide at 14:23 (Height 4.93m)
   Low Tide at 20:36 (Height 1.80m)

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