The Local Area

Westward Ho! is a thriving seaside village boasting some of the most scenic views in North Devon. The pebble ridge is a unique geological attraction that stretches for nearly 2 miles along the sandy beach.

In the past decade Westward Ho! has undergone significant revitalisation with the development of luxury flats and several new restaurants adding a well-balanced fresh touch to the area.

The Pebble Ridge development benefits from all this and also close proximity to some of the most reputable sporting clubs and event destinations, where owners and their families can access a wide range of pursuits.

Located Just Next Door

The Club can rightly claim to be the cradle of English Golf. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest links golf course in the country and regarded as the St Andrews of England. The course is as tough as any of the UK's better-known links and is ranked at number 69 in Golf Monthly's Top 120 Course Rankings and it also features in Golf World's Top 100 courses in the world that every golfer 'must play'.

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All the family will be entertained with so many activities in the area

Kayaking, surfing, kite surfing and paddle boarding are within walking distance of Westward Ho! beach. Enjoy a family day out on the Tarka Trail, a pedestrian and cycleway that runs in a 180 mile figure of eight through landscapes little changed from those described by Henry Williamson in his classic 1927 novel, Tarka the Otter. Bike hire is available at various locations along the trail, including Braunton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington and Ilfracombe.

Why not explore the South West Coast Path, one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. Starting at Minehead in Somerset, the 630 mile path passes through Westward Ho! to its finishing point at Poole Harbour in Dorset.

Don't forget Exmoor National Park, a unique landscape of 267 square miles of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland where you can enjoy an invigorating walk horse rides and cycling, followed by a delicious local cream tea in one of Exmoor's beautiful villages.

If that's not enough, other activities in the area include zorbing, go-carting, quad-biking, paintballing, coasteering, climbing and highropes.

Visit North Devon's beautiful beaches or one of its many traditional villages

There is so much for all ages to do, the family will never be bored. Try the beaches at Westward Ho!, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Putsborough, or have a look at some of the other local attractions on your doorstep.

Lundy Island

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Clovelly

A picturesque, unspoilt village with cobbled street down to the harbour. A unique experience of a bygone age, a time when people lived a more tranquil way of life.

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Lynton, Lynmouth & The Valley of Rocks

On the edge of Exmoor where the moor meets the sea. No trip would be complete without a ride on the famous funicular Cliff Railway.

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RHS Rosemoor Gardens - Great Torrington

A 65 acre garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.

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Arlington Court

Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn carriages (home to the National Trust Carriage collection). Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over 500 years.

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Exmoor Zoo

A special place that enables you to get up close and personal with the animals. Opened in 1982, the zoo is now an ideal family venue.

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Watermouth Castle

One of the West Country's premier family tourist attractions where you can enjoy a victorian castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

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Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Set in over 28 acres of spectacular sub tropical gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Meet everything from lions to meercats!

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The Big Sheep

A whole day of rides, shows, animals and family entertainment

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The Milky Way Adventure Park

Ride the Cosmic Typhoon, Devon's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster. Have a wild time in North Devon's biggest indoor adventure play area with assault course and slides build for adults and children. With fantastic displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre and Merlin from Britain's Got Talent.

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Atlantic Village Shopping Centre & Atlantis Kids Play Area

With over 30 stores offering up to 50% off RRP every day and a great selection of big name brands to choose from.

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Eating Out

Treat yourselves to a wonderful meal in one of North Devon's traditional thatched pubs, or have a local cream tea in one of its beautiful villages. There are too many to list them all, but here are a few on your doorstep.

Pig on the Hill

Just above Westward Ho! a very good gastro pub

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Morans Restaurant

Thai/Asian restaurant overlooking Westward Ho! village green

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The Pier House

A delightful bar and bistro with stunning sea views

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The Seagate

Enjoy dinner in the quaint fishing village of Appledore, only 3 miles away

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