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Westward Ho!

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Address: Barnstaple, England
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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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Looked good for a summer holiday

We just drove through this beach resort on our way back to Barnstaple. It looked very clean and modern type of resort. It looked good for surfers

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out of season and parking was so easy. Scenery is super and the shops look good. Town is clean and adequate toilets available

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are fortunate enough to have Family living in Westward-Ho! and we love visiting during the year. When we do come to Westward Ho!, we always stop down at the beach and take some local walks. There are a variety of convenience shops and also pubs, restaurants, cafe's and shops just off of the Sea-Front which are affordable, clean and... More 

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Thank KaelaLee
england
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to come if you want a nice walk along the beach its a mixture of large Pebbles and sand and its ideal for the children to look for shells in some of the rock pools after the tide has gone out.. even on a windy day its a delightful walk...

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Thank efcman
North Devon
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Westward Ho! Beach has a lot to offer, if you want peace and quiet walk along towards the borrows end. If you enjoy walking , take a circular walk along the beach returning along the burrows; regardless of the seasons its a beautiful part of the country!

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Thank SeariversandSwim4fun
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We just drove through this beach resort on our way back to Barnstaple. It looked very clean and modern type of resort. It looked good for surfers

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Thank taffytaf_2
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Although the weather was inclement the seafront is kept in immaculate condition and the promenade very clean without rubbish littered everywhere. Plenty of choice to eat and all within walking distance of each other. Prices were acceptable although parking a little pricey

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Thank Al N
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

good day out to see family and have meal. this place is our favourite spot no matter what the weather.

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Thank jgg1941
Exeter, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We have been coming here for years good and bad winter and summer but in the last few years they seem to be getting better . Good restaurants and shops beautiful safe beach good amenities you dont have to go somewhere else for nightlife

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Thank Gundamuck
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Had a week here in August 2014. Lovely beach, great local shops, awesome chippy. Overall a really great holiday

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Thank CEasterlow
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Really enjoyed the beach for walking the dog and a good fish and chip shop too great view of high tide

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