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Discover the best attractions and activities that Westward Ho! has to offer

Westward Ho! is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year.

The seaside village of Westward Ho! Is situated on Devon’s North Coast, just a short distance from Bideford and offering views across Bideford’s pretty bay. Westward Ho! Is extremely popular with surfers and beach-goers alike, with a range of stunning beaches to choose form, including Westward Ho Beach and Instow Beach. There are many child-friendly activities in Westward Ho!, including a trip to The Big Sheep, a sheep farm and amusement park that’s both exhilarating and entertaining. Play a round of golf at the Royal North Devon Golf Club and enjoy a stroll through Northam Burrows Country Park. There are so many things to do in Westward Ho!, you’ll find activities and attractions that everyone will love.

Westward Ho! Beach image by: Andrew Bennett
Instow Beach image by: Steve DanielsCCSA 2.0
Northam Burrows Country Park image by: Jonathan BillingerCCSA 2.0

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  • Clovelly Village

    01237 431781

    A very picturesque and charming village steeped in winding cobbled streets and attractive buildings, leading down to the peaceful fishing harbour.

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  • Instow Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Located on the edge of the Torridge estuary, Instow beach is blessed with a long stretch of golden sand. The beach is suitable for families as it enjoys few waves.

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    Merry Harriers Garden Centre

    EX39 5QE

    01237 431611

    Merry Harriers Garden Centre and restaurant located in the heart of North Devon just a short distance from Bideford.

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    North Devon Wake Park

    The Milky Way Adventure Park
    EX39 5RY


    A lake situated close to the coast in the heart of the beautiful North Devon countryside offering fun and adventure.

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  • Northam Burrows Country Park

    The Burrows Centre
    Sandymere Rd
    EX39 1XS

    01237 479708

    Discover over 600 acres of grassy coastal plain, salt marsh, sand dunes and grasslands in this coastal country park in Devon. The park overlooks the beautiful Taw Torridge Estuary.

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  • Royal North Devon Golf Club

    Golf Links Rd
    Bideford EX39 1HD

    01237 473817

    The oldest golf club in England, the Royal North Devon Golf Club was designed in 1864 by Tom Morris, and welcomes visitors for a round on the 170-acre course.

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    The Milky Way Adventure Park

    The Milky Way Adventure Park
    EX39 5RY

    01237 431255

    This award-winning day trip near Bude is perfect for families. All-weather fun, rollercoasters, soft play, and shows make it a must-visit day out.

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    Westward Ho! Beach

    Parking Available

    Backed by the Northam Burrows Country Park and a large pebble ridge, Westward Ho! Beach is a long sandy expanse that is popular with swimmers, windsurfers, surfers and anglers looking to catch the Wild Sea Bass that makes the shore its home.

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