Seaside Cottage Holidays in Westward Ho!, North Devon

Westward Ho! has a healthy choice of Devon seaside holiday cottages and luxury beach apartments overlooking the Atlantic surf.  It also has two miles of (dog friendly) sandy beach with superb waves for surfing. Famous for its unusual pebble ridge beach, the Victorian coastal resort of Westward Ho! in North Devon is named after the book of the same name by Victorian  Author, Charles Kingsley. To the east, the beach is backed by a pebble bank leading to the Northam Burrows Country Park. In the summer, when the weather is fine the beach is popular with surfers and sand-castle building families alike. There is a vibrant surfing and sailing community in Westward Ho!, with the club and facilities open to visitors renting a holiday cottage or apartment for a week or a weekend and interested in trying out a new sport. There’s also a friendly tennis club with top-of-the-range courts and the option to hire rackets and balls, plus plenty of traiditional seaside attractions that will keep children happy should they ever tire of sandcastles and swimming.

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Surcoat cottage, Westward Ho!, Devon

Surcoat cottage, Westward Ho!

Surcoat is a great self-catering holiday cottage near the beach in North Devon with hot tub and spacious enclosed garden. The cottage sleeps 3 in 2-bedrooms. Perfectly located for guests requiring close proximity to local pub and restaurant with private access to coastal footpath leading to Westwar...

Beachside Waterfront Apartment, Westward Ho!, Devon

Beachside Waterfront Apartment, Westward Ho!

A stunning new North Devon beach apartment for 2015 in Westward Ho! Directly overlooking the beach in this family friendly resort, this beautiful seaside holiday apartment has a contemporary interior, high quality spec with balcony and wonderful sea views.

Cornborough Coombe, Westward Ho!, Devon

Cornborough Coombe, Westward Ho!

This stunning large dog friendly 5-bedroom house with Wi-Fi, large gardens and woodland near the seaside resort of Westward Ho! in North Devon dates back to the 12th Century in parts. It is full of charm and style, with every care taken to ensure it's guests have the most relaxing holiday imaginable...

Gallops Cottage, Westward Ho!, Devon

Gallops Cottage, Westward Ho!

The Gallops is one of our most popular 8 person family cottages. This large Devon cottage has 4 spacious en suite bedrooms, use of a communal pool private family hot tub, views of the Atlantic Ocean and rolling cliff top meadows.

Dream Cottage, Westward Ho!, Devon

Dream Cottage, Westward Ho!

Romantic Dream Cottage, near the beach in Westward Ho! North Devon, is a 5-star gold holiday cottage, the perfect choice for couples looking to retreat and relax in complete luxury and is dog friendly. With south facing views of the countryside and a private 2-person hot tub you are sure to fall in ...

Cornborough Cott, Westward Ho!, Devon

Cornborough Cott, Westward Ho!

Cornborough Cott is a stand-alone dog friendly self catering cottage next to Cornborough Combe in rural surroundings on the North Devon coast. It sleeps two and is completely self-contained. Furnished and decorated to the highest standards to create an ideal escape for a couple looking for a quiet b...

The area surrounding Westward Ho! is bursting with family attractions for everyone such as intriguingly named 'Big Sheep' and ' The Milky Way' – both adventure farm parks with so much for family members of all ages to do and see, providing a wonderful day out. To the west is the picturesque little DEvon fishing village of Clovelly. Wander down through its steep pebbled street, past the local shops and crafts to the historic old harbour and the Red Lion pub which does great food. Ride back up on a donkey. The other little fishing village in North Devon is Appledore which has a choice of lovely restaurants, tea rooms and art galeries, such as the Appledore Crafts Gallery and the Sandy Brown Museum (the studio and gallery for one of the UK's most respected potters).

You can always rely on the beautiful countryside of North Devon to provide attractions. It's best viewed by bicycle from the Tarka Trail a 40-mile foot and cyclepath which runs from Braunton along an old railway track to Meeth half way to via Bideford and Great Torrington (home of Dartinton Glass) Dartmoor. It offers beautiful esturary and countryside views running alongside the River Taw and then the River Torridge. Most holiday cottages should have storage space if bringing your bikes, but if not, bikes can be hired from the old railway station in Bideford or at The Puffing Billy in Torrington. Head inland to the historic market townof Great Torrington, home of Dartington Glass (pick up a bargin in its Factory Shop) The Royal Horticultural Society  has a wonderful showpiece garden at Rosemore just outside Torrington that will appeal to all ages.