Our guide to Westward Ho! holiday cottages & apartments

Did you know...Westward Ho! was named after an 1855 novel of the same name?

Named after the novel by Charles Kingsley, the village of Westward Ho! near Bideford offers a clean, sandy beach which stretches for two miles and is known as the Golden Bay. With strong surfing conditions and the famous Pebble Ridge, beach holidays are well worth considering. Westward Ho! is part of the South West Coast Path and is also close to the Tarka Trail, making the area a must for keen walkers and cyclists.

Pig on the Hill

There’s only one thing we love more than a country pub, and that’s a country pub with a story behind it. The story of The Pig on the Hill started many years ago when the hill was home to a dairy farm. One of the resident pigs used to wander the countryside, and when the farmer started to convert the...

Westward Ho! Tourist Information

Explore the Tarka Trail Visit Lundy Island Fish for wild sea bass Westward Ho! was named after the book of the same name written by Charles Kingsley in the mid 1800. It has two miles of sandy beach known as the Golden Bay, and is famous for its Pebble Ridge, which lies between the beach and Northam Burrows Country Park...
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