Westward Ho!, North Devon

Westward Ho!, Devon, UK
Beach Lifeguard May - Sep

Westward Ho! is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon, England. The A39 road provides access from the towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and Bude. It lies at the south end of Northam Burrows and faces westward into Bideford Bay, opposite Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows.

Westward Ho! is known for its surfing seas and the long expanse of clean sand backed by a pebble ridge and grasslands which extends for about three miles.

Westward Ho! Surf
Westward Ho in North Devon is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. The ideal swell direction from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn’t affected by the tide. When it’s working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Surf Forecast for Westward Ho!, North Devon

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Wave height (ft)4.5 3 1.5 2.5 6
Last updated: 19-Aug-2018