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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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Great for Kids - just watch tide

This beach is fantastic for children; we have a 10 year old and 6 month old. The sand is easy to push a buggy on - as it never dries ( recommend a waterproof blanket or chairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A brilliant beach, vast expansion of sand, pretty calm waters, lots of rock pools, toilets and a shower located in the car parks that are next to the beach, cafes, surf hire shack etc....everything you need in one place. North Devon surf school just down the road is excellent. The only suggestion I would make to people is to take... More 

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Cudworth, null, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in Ilfracombe but visited here on Wednesday, a little gem. Wonderful beach for families and surfing Has a few shops, cafes, pubs, nice little amusemEnt arcade next to the beach, Also a mini golf, go kart track Very quiet but loved it- would highly recommend

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Miles and miles of sand to play, some rocks for rock pooling and climbing. Park on the left had side for £3.50 all day, greeted by a lovely lady who gave us lots of info about what to do there for the day. We visited the arcades and spent up on the 2p machines, you get tickets and winnings from... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is fantastic for children; we have a 10 year old and 6 month old. The sand is easy to push a buggy on - as it never dries ( recommend a waterproof blanket or chairs) and the water is calm. Access to the beach via the Slipway makes it very easy and there are toilets at the top.... More 

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rotherham
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in nearby Barnstaple and decided to try a day at Westward Ho beach and we weren't disappointed a lovely place with a great beach boys really enjoyed belly boarding in the sea. Plenty of shops around the beach for food and drinks and beach goods. We hired a deck chair for £3. Boys enjoyed a game of crazy golf... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Westward Ho! is a lovely little village that we have been visiting for many years. We have seen many changes including the building of many blocks of apartments which we think spoil the village. We remember with fondness the helter skelter and little zipper, but the adventure golf and go karts are a credit to the owner and the village.... More 

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Thank Christine K
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Westward Ho! has everything I think of when I think of the English coast, with the addition of the exclamation mark! Lots of attractions and places to eat and drink. A good please to spend the day out with something for everyone.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no trip to westwardho is complete without a visit to Tea On The Green. brilliant cream teas and the most fantastic cakes all served up with a smile.

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Thank porkpie6
Poole, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why but I expected more than what was there. It's on the beach, there is amusement arcades, go carts (which were good fun) crazy golf, couple of eating places and that's pretty much it though. Lovely views and it's a popular spot for surfing

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always lovely here, often visit with friends and family. Lovely scenery, great places to eat drink, and for children the arcades are a hot spot. Always something to do here very accommodating for family's and everyone in general.

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