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Address: , Barnstaple, England
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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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good old fashioned day out

Lovely beaches / plenty of places to walk and different paces of walks , the walkway around the beach is flat and lined with seats plus cafes you can choose to walk the costal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely beaches / plenty of places to walk and different paces of walks , the walkway around the beach is flat and lined with seats plus cafes you can choose to walk the costal path which is a bit rougher but with it for the views . Plenty of shops for souvenirs / bucket. and spades / brilliant bus links... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was extremely busy in the Car Park and you need to be a fit person to reach the beach. It would be better to visit out of season.

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Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of tacky stuff at silly prices. However, the resort is improving at last with some nice shops now available. The beach has not properly recovered since the 2013 storms but the village is developing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First visit to Devon and stayed in Westward Ho! Great time crabbing in the rock pools and climbing on the rocks, the kids loved it. Has everything you need in the centre - family pub with soft play and outdoor play area, amusement arcades, mini go karting and trampolining, takeaway, restaurants and supermarket. A trip to the seaside also isn't... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed near by & came to the beautiful beach a few times. My girls (14 & 12) loved the town, the arcade was a big hit! Right by the arcade (Nice) a great place to buy warm doughnuts freshly made! We will be back!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed nearby westward ho the surf wasn't very good the beach was ok plenty of room life guards on duty a nice little walk with some lovely cafes and bars. Kids loved the football match on the beach. Tide did could in pretty fast but life guards was in the ball. I personally preferred woolacombe & croyde beach but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Used to live in Barnstaple and westward ho! Was always our go to beach. Now we live further afield we still visit here often. Our children also love the amusement arcades right on the beachfront .

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Westward Ho is a lovely costal town with loads to keep you occupied in the summer holidays. There are mobile homes to rent or B&B's to stay in if you want a seaside holiday. The beach at Westward Ho is sandy and has lifeguard's on duty with flags out for safe bathing. If you prefer you can hunt for crabs... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fantastic place, lovely walks great beach excellent places to eat. Even though we don't live that far away, it's always nice to come here.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a typical English seaside town, arcades, mini-golf, go-karts, ice-cream vans and lots of eateries as you would expect. Parking in the town is dear but you don't have to drive too far before you can find free parking space that's just a short walk away. There seems to be miles of sandy beach when the tide is out... More 

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