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Northam Burrows Country Park

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.

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Further information

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

The Burrows Centre
Sandymere Road
Northam
BIDEFORD
EX39 1XS

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