North Devon

North Devon

Westbeach Resort is ideally located moments from both the beach and the centre of Westward Ho! The village of Westward Ho! was built in the 1860's as a seaside holiday destination for the Victorians and the village still retains much of its Victorian charm and character with its collection of seaside bars, restaurants and tea-rooms.

Situated on the North Devon Coast in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Westward Ho! is an established tourist destination and home to both the North Devon Surf School and the Royal North Devon Golf Course (the oldest Links course in the country founded in 1864).

The provincial towns of Bideford (3 miles) and Barnstaple (10 miles) and both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are a short drive away.

Other local attractions include:

  • The Milky Way Adventure Park in Bideford, home to the Cosmic Typhoon - Devon's tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster
  • Big Sheep, situated 2 miles west of Bideford and one of Devons most popular family attrations
  • The Gnome Reserve, set in rural countryside between Bideford and Bude. A four acre reserve home to over 1000 gnomes and pixies and 250 labelled species of flowers and flora.
  • Westward Ho! Beach - a Blue Flag beach stretching over 2 miles and offering rock pools, swimming, walking, surfing, kite flying and kite surfing.
  • Atlantis Adventure Park, an all-weather attraction for the family located within the Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre in Bideford.
  • Exmoor Zoo, located on the edge of Exmoor National Park near Barnstaple
  • Dartington Crystal, create contemporary crystal and glass. The visitors centre is a great day out for all the family.
  • The Ultimate Adventure Centre, just 3 miles from Westward Ho!, is a professional outdoor activity centre where you can experience mountain biking, high level assault course, coasteering, kayaking, mountain boarding and surfing
  • Appledore Sails, offering boat trips and private yacht charter from the picturesque village of Appledore
  • Lundy Island, located just off the Devon Coast, offers visitor a chance to escape the modern world and enjoy walking, bird watching, snorkelling and canoeing.

The North Devon Coast has something to offer both families and couples and is the perfect choice for both UK and overseas holidaymakers. Westbeach Resort is therefore ideally situated to cater for the needs of holidaymakers and offer them high quality self-catering accommodation from which to explore the surrounding countryside and attractions.