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Westward Ho! Beach

Westward Ho!, England, EX39 1LL

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Westward Ho! Beach
Westward Ho!, England, EX39 1LL
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Things you need to know about Westward Ho! Beach

Westward Ho! Beach is Safe 

The Westward Ho! Beach has been awarded the blue flag status for the last 15 years, so you have the confidence to know it is safe to play on the beach and swim in the sea. The award is only given to beaches in England that pass a strict set of criteria covering the four main topics of Environmental Education and Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management and Safety and Services. Full information can be found on the Blue Flag Awards Website 

During the holiday season the beach is also lifeguarded by the RNLI at both ends. For more information on when lifeguards will be on Westward Ho! Beach please check thei website page for Westwared Ho! Beach

Westward Ho! Beach is Never Crowded 

The beach is 2.5 km long and has an easy access point at either end. At Low tide it is around 800m wide. That is a lot of beach! You will be able to find a spot with no one near at any time of the year. 

Most people enter the beach at the Westward Ho! end and find the first available space to sit down. This does mean that the beach can look busy but if you are prepared to walk 100 – 200m along the beach you will never feel like you are stuck for space.

Dogs are allowed on Westward Ho! Beach

But read the signs! Dogs are allowed on any part of the beach between 1st October and 30 April. However during the summer months there are restrictions on which parts of the beach dogs are allowed on as shown by the yellow areas on the map below.

So if you have a dog and want to walk it on the beach in Westward Ho! during the summer months then it is best to first walk along the Northam Burrows road (next to the red section on the map below) and then enter the beach over the walkway at pebble ridge bridge.

As with most places these days dog fouling rules apply all year around with quite heavy fines for people caught not picking up after their dog.

Map of Westward Ho! Beach

Knowing the Tide Times is vital

There is no beach at Westward Ho! for about 2 hours at high tide! And it is 800m wide at low tide! If you want to anything in the sea or on the beach timing your visit is therefore important to know the tide times of Westward Ho! Beach. We have included automated tide information on the Weather page. The timings on this page are for a location up the coast so you can cross check them with the beach webcam below

This Webcam is located in Beachside Holiday Park


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