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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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Chasing waves.

A lovely visit to westward Ho and fun for all the family. A relaxing walk along the shop front and pathway along the beach. Very stoney but most of these ended in the sea and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ben N
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely visit to westward Ho and fun for all the family. A relaxing walk along the shop front and pathway along the beach. Very stoney but most of these ended in the sea and the chins ten had lots of fun whilst the adults chilled. Plenty of shops, places to eat and even the surfers nearly inspired us to... More 

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Thank Ben N
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit as it is a modern seaside town, a couple of arcades to keep the children happy. A great beach when you work out the tide times.. As the sea comes in a long way and takes a while to go back out. The natural seawater pool was definitely different. My two little ones were able... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

....forget the Book and accept that this place is a family venue,plenty to do and the children will enjoy. Almost a step back to the more simple time of seaside holidays....go see for your selves.

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Thank RoyL65
swindon
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been going to Westward Ho for years now. Family breaks for fun. The place has been redeveloped loads over the years and is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank SLM091973
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got hear and although wet and windy it was fun to walk on the beach and walk into the sea. Life guards there if needed 😎😎

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Thank Mark R
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love going to Westward Ho! Lovely walks and some great places to eat. My two favourites are The Pier House and Tea on the Green. Another bonus if you've room for more food is Hockings ice-cream 🍦 yummy 😋 simply the best.

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Thank Wendy L
Cosham
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this beach and had a fantastic day albeit the afternoon tide came in a bit quick. Excellent beach with good local amenities .

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1 Thank Darrell W
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic beach; brilliant for rockpooling. A section of the beach is lifeguarded. There are good facilities. My four (ranging in ages 6 to 12) thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This beach is definitiely in the top ten beaches for me for everything.

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1 Thank em8830
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely seaside town, old fashion amusement arcades to lose your 2ps in, beaches great, lots of rock pools and if you are braver, body boarding. For a small village plenty of places to eat and drink. Get there early as not a huge amount of parking if you want to park near the seafront. Lovely place to spend a day.

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunny day. Good company and a typical english seaside town. What could be better. Also worth visiting pebble beach. Which is splendid. Go for it. Definitley recomend

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