With its name taken from the 1855 British historical novel by Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho! is the only place in Britain with an exclamation mark in its name.
Westward Ho! is very close to Bideford in Devon, a picturesque coastal village loved for its golden sandy beach, Blue Flag status and excellent surfing conditions.
With work nearing completion, the next stage was to recreate the first verse of the poem “If”, by Rudyard Kipling, within the promenade - the part directly in front of some beautiful, quintessentially English beach huts.
This particular poem was requested by the community because Rudyard Kipling spent several of his childhood years at Westward Ho!.