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.
Further information is available on Torridge District Council's Northam Burrows webpage, or contact Michael Day, the Burrows Ranger at:
The Burrows Centre
Sandymere Road
EX39 1XS
Tel:      01237 479708



Click this link for a copy of Torridge District Council's Northam Burrows Leaflet.


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.

The Burrows Centre is to be refurbished, and it is hoped it will be open for the late spring and summer season 2021.

Northam Burrows Manor Pass 2021


Torridge District Council (TDC) is starting to charge for entry to the Burrows from the 2nd April 2021. In order to expedite the issue of Manor Passes, Northam Town Council (NTC) is happy to accept a declaration from applicants provided they held a pass last year. New applicants or those that have moved house will need to wait until they receive their Council Tax bill for 2021-22 from TDC. 

TDC will be sending out the bills week commencing the 15th March 2021. 

The declaration form and application form can be downloaded from the Council's website (below). Alternatively, please send a stamped addressed envelope when requesting a declaration form and application form from the Town Hall. 

Manor Pass Application Form 2021.

Manor Pass application 2021 Declaration.




Northam Burrows







Residents in the Ancient Manor of Northam who wish to graze sheep or horses on Northam Burrows for the year 2021/2022 should apply to the Town Council no later than noon on Friday 26th February 2021.


All graziers (existing and new applicants) must complete a registration form obtainable only from the website or requesting by letter from Town Hall, 1 Windmill Lane Northam EX39 1BY enclosing an SAE, or by email to


Graziers shall be deemed to have insured their stock against any Third-Party claim and to undertake to comply with the Conditions appertaining to the allocation of grazing.  A copy of the Conditions will accompany the registration form or can be inspected at the Council Offices.


Mrs M J Mills MILCM

Town Clerk

Town Hall

1 Windmill Lane



EX39 1BY

01237 474976