Is Westward Ho! beach family friendly?
A huge expanse of unspoilt golden sands backed by an unusual pebble ridge at the seaside resort of Westward Ho! more than caters for visitors needs, and hence a popular spot for families. For 15 years in a row, Westward Ho! Beach has achieved a blue flag status, for its safe, clean environment.
There are facilities such as seaside shops, toilets, showers, and a range of food outlets found at one entry point to the beach, and access via the Northam Burrows Country Park at the other, you really have the best of both worlds. Between May to September, there is a RNLI Lifeguard service available at both ends of the beach too, offering safe play in the sea.
With a two mile stretch of undeveloped sands, Westward Ho! Has more than enough space for everyone to relax and enjoy the beach, whether it’s for building sandcastles, ball games or simply bathing in the sun. Rockpooling at Westward Ho! Can be great fun for the kids. Natural pools are often found teeming with wildlife, such as blenny’s, winkles and crabs, and are really easy to access, particularly in the summer months. Suggested spots are around the sea water swimming pool, just off the promenade or the very big rock pool named ‘Mermaids Pool’ (no mermaid spotted yet). For more ideas, it’s worth checking out https://www.visitwestwardho.co.uk/rock-pooling.