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Address: Barnstaple, England
Description: This seaside resort was established in 1863 to commemorate the success of...
This seaside resort was established in 1863 to commemorate the success of the book by the same name.
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Very good beach, that is all

If you come here on a hot day, you will love the beach. We came here for this reason and loved the clean sand and sea. I did walk around it and looked a little old fashion with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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English first
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you come here on a hot day, you will love the beach. We came here for this reason and loved the clean sand and sea. I did walk around it and looked a little old fashion with slot machines and games area. Looked cheap. Since I didn't stay around I won't be scoring for this. But agree with some... More 

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morlandmonk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

OMG! I came here 20 years ago when it was a sleepy village with just a holiday park... now it is a megopolis with apartment blocks. Not a place for a quiet day by the seaside!

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is wonderful lots of lovely restaurants and attractions , go karting and crab fishing a must.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent beach for kids with small pools of water that form that provide excellent places for toddlers to explore water without going to the sea. Parking right on the beach front. There's also a good surfing school situated further down the beach called North Devon surf school, we used it and The kids enjoyed it. Definitely recommend.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice area and a clean beach. Let's be honest there isn't a great deal here and appears that Tesco have done what they do best and destroyed a local community with one of there many expensive ugly shops, which is a shame for the locals. When the tide is out the beach stretches for and wide and is a nice... More 

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Oxon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have holidayed here 3 times in recent years and have seen changes over the years some good some bad. The village still has a traditional seaside feel and long may it continue without too much more modern developments. The beach is stunning and Hockings ice creams are a must I 1st had one over 50 years ago. If you... More 

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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we were staying at bideford and spent quite a bit of time here. loved it even though we live on the isle of wight and are surrounded by beaches we still went to the beach on holiday lol

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When the tide is out the beach stretches for miles. An inspirational place perfect for all artistic types.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great long sandy beach. Swanky apartment blocks with large attractive public area on the front this place has come from the bottom to the top. Well done Torridge council on your regeneration to this now jewel in your crown.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I have been visiting Westward Ho! for 35 years, I used to return because it a lovely quiet relaxing town with just enough facilities, I had a stressful job and after a few days I would feel really wound down. However, the town has grown a lot in the last 10 years, with many attractions that can... More 

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Address: Barnstaple, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple

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