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The Area

Golden Sands Residential Home is situated in the seaside village of Westward Ho! near the small town of Appledore; steeped in boating history since the 14th Century the town still has an active boatyard and fishing fleet.

Development of the village began ten years after the 1855 Kingsley novel “Westward Ho!” was published, in order to satisfy the Victorians’ passion for seaside holidays.

Westward Ho! is blessed with having one of nature’s stunning beaches and is known for its surfing seas and the long expanse of clean sand is backed by a pebble ridge and grasslands which extends for about three miles.

The seaward part of the village lies within the North Devon Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.