Instow Beach is a long sandy beach backed by dunes on an estuary (rivers Taw and Torridge) very popular for fishing and sailing as well as other beach activities. When the tide goes out the beach becomes very large with some excellent walks.
Nearby RSPB reserve and the sand dunes provide good walks.
A ferry runs between Instow and Appledore during the summer.
There is car parking although limited in the village and also a car park behind the dunes. Parking is limited and it is a good choice to visit via the Tarke Trail which is the old branch line.
We have no dog information for Instow beach.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Instow Beach.
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Our weather forecast for Bideford in Devon
Today (Sunday, Feb 28)
Expect a temperature in the range 6.3℃ to 10.6℃ with a wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Mar 01
Expect a temperature in the range 3℃ to 4.2℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 3.1℃ to 4.1℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 6.5℃ to 7.1℃ with a wind speed 4.3 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 5.2℃ to 6.6℃ with a wind speed 0.3 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 2.2℃ to 3.7℃ with a wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 0.6℃ to 2.7℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ESE)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Instow Beach in Devon.
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