For anyone who is unfamiliar with the sport, kitesurfers use a board, a bit like a surfboard, and a kite to harness the energy of the wind and waves and propel themselves across the surface of the ocean. Thanks to its consistent wind and swell, the popularity of kitesurfing in Devon has exploded in recent years. Our Seahorse Apartments are perfectly located for kitesurfing holidays in North Devon. Just a two-minute stroll away, Westward Ho! Beach is a magnificent two-mile stretch of sand, ideally suited to this exhilarating sport. The beach faces west, which means it’s exposed to all swell, making it one of the most consistent kitesurfing spots in the area. There’s loads of space, so you can fly across the bay without having to worry about getting in anyone’s way. Being able to check the conditions from your window is a bonus, and has helped us to develop a reputation for offering some of the very best accommodation for kitesurfing in Devon.
All our apartments have plenty of storage for your equipment, secure parking and a jacuzzi bath – perfect for a relaxing soak after a session in the surf. Our accommodation has complimentary WIFI, so you can check the conditions for the next day. A number of shops in the village sell and rent equipment, so there’s no need to pack the kitchen sink. Right next to our luxury self-catering apartments, Kitemare Surf and Kite Shop stocks everything you need, including boards, wetsuits and plenty of accessories. The shop is right on the seafront, open all year round and will even repair your kite. Pop in for advice on when and where to find the best kitesurfing conditions. The team are used to welcoming our guests and will go out of their way to help you make the most of the area during your stay.
Westward Ho! is home to a tight-knit kitesurfing community who are remarkably open to newcomers to the sport, making it a brilliant choice for kitesurfing holidays in North Devon, regardless of your level. The beach is a beautiful spot with great conditions but has remained off the radar for many and hasn’t lost its easy-going, hassle-free atmosphere. Westward Ho! hosted the Student Kitesurfing Association National Finals – a brilliant event supported by the British Kitesports Association. With its views of the ocean, laid-back scene and one of the region’s best spots on our doorstep, our self-catering accommodation is now widely regarded as one of the top places to stay for kiteboarding. If you fancy exploring the stunning North Devon coast, there are plenty of excellent spots to discover, including Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe to the north and Sandymouth and Bude to the south. After a day in the ocean, watch a film on your supersize TV or head into Westward Ho! village, where you’ll find a variety of seafront restaurants and beach bars.