Westward Ho! Holiday Cottages
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 in Devon 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, seaside holidays in Westward Ho! are well worth considering. Westward Ho! is part of the South Western Coastal Path and is also close to the Tarka Trail, making the Westward Ho! holiday a must for keen walkers and cyclists.
- The Royal North Devon Golf Club is the oldest in England and Wales
- The Pebble Ridge acts as a defence barrier between the village and the Atlantic
- Westward Ho!’s sea bass make it a popular resort with anglers
Westward Ho! Tourist Information
Westward Ho! holidays proudly retain the seaside atmosphere they are loved for, and those who time their visit to the village during May will get the chance to take part in the annual three-day Pot Walloping Festival, where residents and visitors convene on the beach to gather pebbles from the sands and throw them back out to Pebble Ridge.
The beach and surrounding amusements offer plenty to keep the family occupied during your stay in Blue Chip’s Westward Ho! holiday cottages, although there are a number of Devon’s leading family attractions in nearby Bideford should you feel like some different family fun.
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Beach Holidays in Westward Ho!
Westward Ho!’s beach is one of Devon’s safest, meaning that it is a relaxing place to visit for parents and children alike. A mixture of sand and pebbles, even more fun can be found on Westward Ho! beach when the tide goes out as it leaves rock pools that the young will have no end of fun exploring.
Beach holidays in Westward Ho! are convenient for families, as the beach is lifeguarded between the months of May and September, and there are facilities and shops nearby for refreshments and equipment hire. Car parks, toilet facilities and family amusements are also located close to the sands, so there will be nothing to worry about but the sun cream.
Westward Ho! Family Attractions
The village is only three miles from Bideford, and those on family holidays in Westward Ho! will find plenty of family days out around the area. Popular attractions in Bideford include The Milky Way Adventure Park, The BIG Sheep and Hartland Abbey and Gardens. A regular bus service operates between Bideford and Westward Ho!, so if you feel like leaving the car behind the journey will be a smooth one, whether you decide to walk, cycle make use of the bus service.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Westward Ho!
Blue Chip Holidays appreciate that it is important to many holidaymakers that their pets are not left out of the fun. The portfolio of self-catering Westward Ho! holiday cottages includes a selection of dog friendly options to choose from.
Westware Ho! beach enforces seasonal band on dogs and there are access restrictions, although Magwan Porth is a dog friendly beach all year round. Hartland Abbey welcomes dogs in its grounds although they must be kept on leads, and the area’s many walks and trails offer plenty for your family pet to explore during your stay.
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