13 may be considered unlucky for some, but not for Westward Ho! We are delighted to announce that our beloved Westward Ho! beach has scooped the coveted Blue Flag for 13 years running!
The golden sands of Westward Ho! beach are the sole focal point of our beautiful Duckhaven Stud Holiday Cottages. Our cottages have private access to the coastal path leading to Westward Ho! and our grounds delight guests with breathtaking scenery.
We are delighted to be able to offer our guests not only a perfect vantage point of our beautiful North Devon coastline in Westward Ho!, but to also be able to offer families the confidence and security that is paramount to safe bathing and rock pooling at the seaside.
The Blue Flag is an international indication that the beach is clean, safe and meets the highest environmental standards. Keep Britain Tidy announced in May the winners of this year's Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, with Westward Ho! winning awards in both categories. The restoration of the traditional natural rock pool has made a welcomed return to the Westward Ho! beach expreience and is not to be missed for swimming and rock pooling.
Westward Ho! will be one of only 68 beaches in England flying the Blue Flag!
The Blue Flag Award is the international standard for the best beaches in the world. Westward Ho! has also been honoured in the Seaside Award category – Keep Britain Tidy's own award for the beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities.
With more than two miles of golden sand backed by a unique pebble ridge, linking to Northam Burrows Country Park, part of the UK's only United Nations Biosphere Reserve, Westward Ho! has plenty to offer the beach lover and nature enthusiasts alike.
We look forward to welcoming our guests and sharing our beautiful Blue Flag beach with you.
Source: North Devon Journal