Hidden on a towering cliff above a glorious stretch of sand, our unique venue is made for beach inspired weddings. At Ocean Kave, you can say your vows to the sound of the waves, while the Atlantic shimmers behind you. Not only are we a short distance from Westward Ho! Beach, but we’re also totally secluded, so you can tie the knot by the sea, surrounded by your family and friends. We have private access to a secluded coastal spot which is perfect for rugged romantic photos if you would prefer something more intimate than the beacn.
There’s no doubt North Devon is home to some truly spectacular beaches, from the sweeping sandy bays of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe to rocky coves and harbours such as Combe Martin, Clovelly and Lynmouth. At Ocean Kave, we’re lucky enough to have one of the region’s best on our doorstep. Westward Ho! Beach is a vast stretch of sand with breathtaking views across Bideford Bay. Set in a renowned Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and backed by a lovely country park, the beach is enchanting throughout the year. In the summer months, the Atlantic can resemble an endless, glistening lake, with only tiny waves breaking on the shore. Winter, on the other hand, often brings huge waves which can be seen crashing against the rocks from the safety of our secluded clifftop setting.
Westward Ho! Beach stretches for two uninterrupted miles, north of the village. Wandering along the shore or above the distinctive pebble ridge which runs for much of its length is wonderfully romantic. Gazing out to sea, you can make out Lundy Island 12 miles off the North Devon coast, while to the west, the rugged Hartland Peninsula can be seen jutting into the Atlantic with a lighthouse on its tip.
The sparkling sea, golden sand and breathtaking sunsets make Ocean Kave an unrivalled location for beach wedding photography. Unlike other venues, where vows are taken on the beach itself, Ocean Kave offers a stunning clifftop space, where total seclusion is guaranteed. Beautifully crafted by local masons, this unique room is just a stone’s throw from the beach below. Surrounded by wildflowers in summer and within earshot of Atlantic storms in winter, our unique venue is made for beach weddings in North Devon. If your heart is set on tying the knot outside, we have a rustic gazebo where you can say your vows with an incredible Atlantic backdrop.
Following your ceremony, you may wish to have photos taken on the dramatic clifftop overlooking Westward Ho! Beach. We even have a private coastal track which is perfect for romantic strolls with a backdrop of sea and sand, and for beach wedding photos right by the sea, the shore is just a stroll or quick drive away.
If you love discovering new beaches, you’ll be spoiled for choice here in North Devon. Within a few miles of Ocean Kave, you’ll find sheltered coves, vast, sandy bays and everything in between. Just to our west, Bucks Mills is a tranquil, rocky beach overlooked by woods and the remains of a mill which once served a local manor. Continue along the coast and you’ll reach Clovelly, a picturesque village where fishing boats bob in an ancient harbour. East of Westward Ho! Tunnels Beach in the Victorian resort of Ilfracombe is not to be missed, while nearby, the sandy coves of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands offer some of North Devon’s best surfing waves.