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Surf and Swim School

Surf and Swim School

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Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby - Moran’s B&B is next door
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for school groups
  • Dog Friendly
  • Equipment/clothing free of charge - All equipment customers need to borrow for the activities is included within the lesson price
  • Experience level - advanced - Suitable for all experience levels
  • Experience level - beginner - Suitable for all experience levels
  • Experience level - intermediate - Suitable for all experience levels
  • First Aid - All coaches are qualified SLSGB Beach Lifeguards with first aid qualifications
  • Fully qualified instructors - All of our instructors hold worldwide recognised qualifications from the governing bodies of all the sports we coach
  • Instructor training - We run SLSGB courses and training for Beach Lifeguard qualifications and Surf Coach certification
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Lifeguard - All our sports have a fully qualified SLSGB Beach Lifeguard accompanying the group
  • Lockers available - Safe storage of personal belongings in our private changing rooms while you are enjoying your training
  • Non members welcome
  • Open All Year
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides - All of our staff are local to the area and happy to suggest routes for walks, runs & cycle rides
  • Shop - We have a small shop selling a range of Surf and Swim School merchandise with basic surfing and swimming equipment
  • Toilets - Toilet facilities available for customers participating in lessons
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Key Features

  • Coastal
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Stag and Hen Parties

Leisure Facilities

  • Indoor pool - Swimming lessons and coaching available at Barnstaple and Northam indoor pools
  • Outdoor pool - We use the Sea Pool at Westward Ho for Kids clubs, swimming lessons & open water swim training
  • Water sports facilities - Surfing, open water swimming, swimming, Stand up paddle board, surf life saving

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - 3 public car parks within short walk of the school

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Beautiful garden to sit in

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Barnstaple take the A39 Atlantic Highway towards Bude, after you go over the New Torridge Bridge at the roundabout take the third exit towards Westward Ho!

On the B3236, keep going straight on this road, you will go around a left-hand bend and start going down the hill. There is a speed camera shortly after the bend!

Keep following the B3236 following signs for Town Centre and Sea Front. DO NOT TURN OFF THIS ROAD

You will eventually pass Kingsley Hall on your right.


Turn Right into Youngaton Road and go down the hill past the Village Inn Pub on your right

At the cross roads, go straight over. You will see the sea front ahead of you.

The main town car park is on the right.

If you continue following the road past Moran’s restaurant, you will see the flags and signs of the Surf and Swim School, take the next left just before Tesco Express onto Winterbourne Terrace where there are a further 2 car parks.


To find the Surf and Swim School from the main town car park you need to walk down the road past Surfers shop, Tea on the Green and Moran’s. Keep following the road past Ho! Barts amusement arcade on your left and the Waterfront pub on your right. Surf and Swim School is 3 doors down from the Waterfront Pub, next to Moran’s B&B and almost opposite Tesco Express. Look for the flags at the front and our signs.

Public Transport Directions

StageCoach buses 21 and 21A from Barnstaple/Bideford/Ilfracombe and get off at Westward Ho car park stop. From the bus stop walk down the road towards the sea front, pass Ho! Barts amusements on your left and Waterfront Pub on your right. The Surf and Swim School is 3 doors down from the Waterfront Pub and next to Moran’s B&B, almost opposite Tesco Express. Look for the flags.

1 Surf Cottages, Golfs Link Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1LH
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 18:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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