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Westward Ho!, Devon

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Westward Ho!, Devon

Westward Ho! is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon, England. The A39 road provides access from the towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and Bude. It lies at the south end of Northam Burrows and faces westward into Bideford Bay, opposite Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS4329
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01237

Other names by which Westward Ho!, Devon has been known in the past

Westward Ho

Westward Ho!, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Westward Ho, coast vil., Northam par., Devon, on E. side of Bideford Bay, 3 miles NW. of Bideford; P.O., T.O.; was founded about the year 1867, and has risen rapidly in favour as a watering-place, for which it possesses many facilities, including a fine beach of firm sands, spacious baths, a hotel, and numerous villas and lodging houses. Westward Ho College (opened in 1873) is a military school. Northam Burrows here form excellent links for golfing.

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