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Westward Ho! Beach

Bideford, Devon

Long sand beach backing onto a pebble ridge linking to Northam Burrows Country Park. Access via ramp from the town of Westward Ho! (named after the novel by Charles Kingsley). The beach runs parallel to the South West Coast Path.

Weather and Tides


20 July 2017

Light Rain

Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed12mph
UV Risk6
Sunset21:21 BST


21 July 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed13mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:26 BST
Sunset21:19 BST


22 July 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed14mph
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:28 BST
Sunset21:18 BST


High tide: 03:39 BST
(02:39 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:41 BST
(09:41 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:12 BST
(15:12 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:14 BST
(22:14 20 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:41 BST
(03:41 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:44 BST
(10:44 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:10 BST
(16:10 21 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:12 BST
(23:12 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 05:36 BST
(04:36 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:39 BST
(11:39 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:01 BST
(17:01 22 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Appledore) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (