Westward Ho! Beach

Westward Ho! beach, Bideford, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

  • Weather Forecast

    Drizzle throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 15°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
    5
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    14
       46%  66%   7 mph
      6:04 am    8:27 pm
    Tuesday, Apr 25th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
    4
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    12
       11%  31%   13 mph
      6:02 am    8:29 pm

    Wednesday, Apr 26th
     Partly cloudy in the afternoon.
     
    4
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    12
       7%  14%   9 mph
      6:00 am    8:31 pm
    Thursday, Apr 27th
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    4
    -> 
    12
       23%  51%   7 mph
      5:58 am    8:32 pm

    Friday, Apr 28th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    1
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    14
       2%  33%   7 mph
      5:56 am    8:34 pm
    Saturday, Apr 29th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
    3
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    15
       11%  12%   10 mph
      5:54 am    8:36 pm

    Sunday, Apr 30th
     Drizzle in the morning and afternoon.
     
    5
    -> 
    13
       39%  83%   8 mph
      5:53 am    8:37 pm
    Monday, May 1st
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    3
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    12
       50%  24%   8 mph
      5:51 am    8:39 pm

    Tide Times

    Tide Times & Heights for Bideford on 24th April 2017

    04:56 - High Tide (5.16m)
    11:42 - Low Tide (-0.10m)
    17:20 - High Tide (5.31m)

  • 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.
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