Star Gazing at Westward Living

Westward Ho! in North Devon is a happy place for so many reasons.  During the day our beautiful Devon Skies in Westward Ho! come to life when the kite surfers are out on the beach enjoying the very best of the natural environment.  On Westward Ho! beach, it is a common sight to view the odd inflatable octopus or dinosaur as well as the usual sea of bright coloured professional kites that grace the skies.  It is no surprise that many visitors to Westward Living self-catering holidays include kite flying or surfing as a fun activity to try during their family holiday in North Devon.


At night-time when all the visitors have left the beach, the skies really come alive and are truly breath-taking.


Westward Ho! is one of the UK’s most notable star gazing locations.  At Westward Living we have 60 acres of beautiful coastal grounds, our private location is set in an officially recognised AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Our grounds are devoid of any unnatural light which means that the sky at night some alive and offers our guests some of the most awe inspiring and uninterrupted night-time skies.   The is stunning photo was taken from the lookout tower adjacent at the end of our grounds.  You actually have a better view from our private grounds, on a clear night its lovely to take a flask, snuggle blanket and camera and capture some iconic holiday memories.


If star gazing really is your thing, our superior romantic cottage - Kala’s cottage is a blissful relaxing and luxurious holiday cottage, as well as a sunset hot tub, this property boasts the perfect balcony for star gazing.  Kala’s cottage overlooks the grounds and Atlantic Ocean, the cottage is equipped with a telescope perfectly positioned for capturing the Devon night skies, milky way and shooting stars.  Free from light pollution, Kala’s Cottage at Westward Living is one of the best properties in North Devon for watching the sun go down and then sit back and enjoy the celestial display as it unfolds Infront of your eyes.   


The view from Kala’s cottage stretches directly over Lundy Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Lundy Island was recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery site and is a well know International location for exploring the stars, galaxies and the Milky Way on a clear night.


Thank you to Local Devon Photographer Lee Rogers, Lee used a 4-minute exposure 800 iso and 2.8 on the old f to capture this fabulous photo.  Lee’s personal images from Westward Ho!  can be viewed here


For more information about self-catering star gazing holidays in North Devon, contact us on 01237 238967 or email [email protected]

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Wow Kala’s cottage is amazing, peace and tranquility with amazing views.  The cottage it’s self is beautiful, a sense of that home from home feeling
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We got married here last year and returned this summer for our first anniversary.  I can not justify in words how wonderful this place is.
Camilla E, Suffolk
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We loved our stay, the cottage has stylish decor and furnishings and its right on the South West Coastal footpath with wonderful views, great for early morning and late evening walks to see the sunrise and sunset.
Fiona & Jerry
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A totally relaxing and romantic stay, we loved the hot tub and views. It was so peaceful and perfect, just what we needed
Nick and Emma
South Kensington