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A guide to Westward Ho! in Devon

Westward Ho! is a picturesque seaside town in North Devon. Blessed with a sweeping stretch of beach backed by a stunning rugged landscape, it has been a popular tourist destination and holiday centre since the end of the 19th century. Read on to find out what to see and do in Westward Ho!

Activities

Beaches Situated right on Devon's North Atlantic coast, activities in Westward Ho! are dominated by beach life and, whether young or old, there is something for everyone. The Blue Flag beach is both child-friendly and suitable for surfing. Surfers can find wave reports at online Eyeball surf checks (Eyeballhq.tv). Promenade Take time out from the beach and stroll along Westward Ho! promenade. Here visitors enjoy amusement arcades, crazy golf and classic beach shops. Be sure to take in the unsurpassed views of Saunton Sands whilst tasting a delicious portion of fish and chips or local ice cream. Golf In recent years, the town has become synonymous with golf and the Royal North Devon course is considered to be one of the world's top 100 golf sites. Equipment can be rented at the well-run golf club shop.

Accommodation

Typical of seaside destinations in Devon, Westward Ho! offers a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from traditional cottages to modern hotels and cosy guest houses to caravan/holiday parks. Those wanting to be within easy reach of the town's amenities are likely to benefit from staying at a bed and breakfast, as most sit just a stones throw from the promenade and overlook the ocean. Travellers in search of independence may prefer to rent a cottage, which provide guests with the opportunity to live as if in the comfort of their own home. Families visiting Westward Ho!, especially those with younger children, often find accommodation at the various campsites and holiday parks. At the same time as presenting spectacular views of the beach, these parks offer swimming pools, amusements, on-site shops and nightly entertainment.

Transport

Although located in the south east of England, Westward Ho! is easily reached from the rest of the country. The town sits just over 40 miles from the closest motorway, from where routes in all directions are accessible. As an example, the town is c150m from Southampton and c185 miles from Birmingham. Westward Ho! is served by two National Express coach routes. One runs twice per day and travels east via Tiverton and Taunton, terminating at London Victoria. The other route runs once a day and heads north through Somerset and Birmingham, finishing in Grimsby. For train travel, there is a service to nearby Barnstable, from where buses depart frequently to the seaside destination.

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