Northam Burrows Country Park

Coronavirus (Corvid-19) Update 27/3/20: Working with Devon and Cornwall Police Torridge District Council have made the decision to close the vehicle gates to Northam Burrows Country Park from this evening until further notice. Please do not try to drive to the park for exercise, this should be carried out from your place of residence in accordance with guidelines on social distancing. The pedestrian gates will remain open. 

Coronavirus (Corvid-19) Update 25/3/20: Following the announcement on Monday night parks and open spaces can remain open for exercise, as long as guidance on social distancing is followed. Therefore Northam Burrows is currently still open to the public. Please observe a 2 meter distance from other visitors at all times.

Coronavirus (Corvid-19) Update 19/3/20: In line with government advice on social distancing we have sadly had to cancel all our planned public engagement events, including group bookings, until the end of April 2020. We may need to extend this period, which will be reviewed as the situation develops. We hope to run more nature based activities very soon, but will follow government guidance and make public health the top priority.

Northam Burrows Country Park lies at the western edge of the Taw Torridge Estuary. Lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Burrows forms an integral part of North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Northam Burrows Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is about 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and generally unimproved grasslands.

The Burrows  provides one of the access points for the two miles of Westward Ho! Beach, thus combining the best of opportunities for land and marine leisure activities. The main ramped access point to the beach is available from the town of Westward Ho!

The Park is open to pedestrians at all times but there are restrictions on vehicles. The Burrows Centre is open from the end of May to early September and the toilet facilities from Easter to the end of September.

To see what happened in 2019 click here pdf icon Northam Burrows 2019-a year in numbers [8Mb]

Further information

Further information is available on this web site, or contact Michael Day, the Burrows Ranger at:

The Burrows Centre
Sandymere Road
EX39 1XS

Tel:      01237 479708
Email:  northam.burrows@torridge.gov.uk