Holiday Cottages in Westward Ho!
As the only place in the UK with an exclamation mark in its name, you might expect Westward Ho! to be a town full of hustle and bustle. Actually, this idyllic village on the coast is the perfect destination for a relaxing family break or romantic couple's getaway. And what better to enjoy this fantastic destination than by choosing one of the great holiday cottages in Westward Ho! this year?
This picturesque part of North Devon is ideal for a cottage holiday all year round. With a beautiful sandy beach, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times. Today, the region is a hotspot for surfers, who come to ride the waves all year. Whether you're looking for something spacious for you and your surf buddies, or a cosy little hideaway, there are plenty of Westward Ho! cottages to choose from.
What to do when you stay in holiday cottages in Westward Ho!
In case you're wondering, Westward Ho! is actually named after a historical novel written in 1855 (hence the exclamation mark). While that inimitable sense of British seaside nostalgia pervades the town, Westward Ho! is more popular now than ever it's ever been, especially with a younger surfer crew. Even if you're not there to catch some waves, and simply want to spend some quality time with the kids, you'll still find plenty going on.
The beach at Westward Ho! is one of the finest in all the land. With its beautiful golden sands, it's perfect for a romantic stroll or family day out, and you can even let your dog tag along between the months of October and April. If you are looking for a holiday with your dog in tow, don't forget there are plenty of pet-friendly cottages available in the region.
Head away from the beach, and there are several places definitely worth visiting, such as Northam Burrows National Park, a mixture of landscapes – from rock pools to grasslands – where you can encounter a variety of wildlife, including coastal birds such as sooty shearwaters.
Make your next holiday one to truly remember, and take it on your own terms, whether you're travelling with the kids, pets or just looking for a romantic few days away from it all – Westward Ho! has some top holiday cottages to offer.