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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Instow Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 16°C next Wednesday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
16->206% 75% 10 mph
6:17 am 8:24 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Aug 24th
14->181% 63% 10 mph
6:19 am 8:22 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Aug 25th
11->190% 76% 1 mph
6:20 am 8:19 pmLight rain overnight.Saturday, Aug 26th
14->190% 60% 6 mph
6:22 am 8:17 pmLight rain in the morning.Sunday, Aug 27th
14->1921% 29% 7 mph
6:23 am 8:15 pmLight rain overnight.Monday, Aug 28th
15->207% 24% 14 mph
6:25 am 8:13 pmLight rain until afternoon.Tuesday, Aug 29th
13->1833% 97% 8 mph
6:26 am 8:11 pmLight rain until evening.Wednesday, Aug 30th
13->1628% 42% 5 mph
6:28 am 8:09 pm
Instow Beach Tide Times
Instow Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area