Westward Ho Beach & Surf Web Cameras

Westward Ho! is a well-known surf spot in North Devon, attracting surfers from all around the world. If you can’t be there in person, a surf camera can bring the waves to you!

The Westward Ho! surf cameras below (we have 3 on this page!) provides a real-time view of the surf conditions, allowing surfers to check the waves before heading to the beach.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, our surf camera can help you plan your surfing session and ensure you’re in the right place at the right time. It’s also a great way to keep an eye on the surf when you’re not able to be at the beach and to get a sense of the conditions before planning your next surf trip.

Westward Ho! Surf Camera

See the live video feed, Westward Ho surf cam of the beach and sea at Westward Ho! below:

Stay up-to-date with the latest surf conditions and enjoy the beauty of this popular North Devon surf spot with our Westward Ho! surf camera.

A huge thanks to Kitemare-Surf & Kite shop for providing this Surf web camera of Westward Ho.

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Beach Side Holiday Park

Both the cameras below are from the Beach Side holiday park in Westward Ho

Experience the latest weather and surf conditions at Westward Ho! through the Beachside web cam feed. The web cam boasts a spectacular view over the tidal pool and towards the pebble ridge, offering insights into the surfing and bathing conditions at Westward Ho! beach.

Westward Ho Surf Cam

The surf cameras at Westward Ho! captures stunning views of the beach and surf, providing an immersive experience for viewers.

With high-quality video and reliable streaming, you can be sure that you’re getting an accurate representation of the surf conditions at Westward Ho!

We sincerely hope its a “surfs up day!”

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the common questions about surfing at Westward Ho!

Q: Is Westward Ho good for surfing?
A: Yes, Westward Ho is a popular surfing spot. It features a sandy beach break, with East winds providing offshore conditions. The beach can pick up swells from the South West to North West, but South West swells tend to be optimal. Surfing is possible at all states of the tide. At high tide, the waves break onto a pebble ridge.

Q: Can you bodyboard in Westward Ho?
A: Yes, you can bodyboard in Westward Ho. However, it’s important to note that the village was the first in the UK to ban single-use, polystyrene bodyboards due to environmental concerns. The local community observed discarded boards on beaches and the resulting polystyrene debris.

Q: Is Westward Ho Beach good for bodyboarding?
A: Indeed, Westward Ho Beach is suitable for bodyboarding, along with a wide variety of wave riding activities, including shortboarding, paddleboarding, longboarding, and kayaking.

Q: Can you surf Westward Ho at high tide?
A: Yes, you can surf at Westward Ho during high tide. The waves break onto a pebble ridge at this time. However, it’s worth noting that this can make exiting the sea a bit challenging, particularly on a spring tide. For beginners, it’s recommended to avoid the beach 2.5 hours on either side of high tide for safety reasons.

Q: Can you surf at Bideford Bay?
A: Yes, you can surf at Bideford Bay. Westward Ho, which faces into Bideford Bay, is a vast sandy beach popular with swimmers, surfers, and kite surfers.

Author Matt Ogborne
Matt Ogborne
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Welcome to Bideford.com! I’m Matt, a seasoned explorer and avid fan of Bideford and the broader North Devon area. With over a decade of consistent family visits, virtually every weekend, I’ve immersed myself in the rich history and vibrant culture Bideford & North Devon.

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