Instow beach, Bideford, Devon
  • Profile

    Instow Beach Information

    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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Bideford, 95 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    Water 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 6°C next Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
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    10
       79%  76%   11 mph
      8:14 am    4:40 pm
    Thursday, Jan 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    3
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       56%  57%   9 mph
      8:13 am    4:42 pm

    Friday, Jan 18th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       74%  94%   13 mph
      8:12 am    4:44 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       79%  46%   1 mph
      8:11 am    4:45 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       30%  63%   11 mph
      8:10 am    4:47 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Foggy starting in the evening.
     
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       41%  46%   6 mph
      8:09 am    4:48 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Rain in the morning.
     
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    6
       83%  90%   12 mph
      8:08 am    4:50 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Foggy starting in the evening.
     
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       71%  68%   17 mph
      8:07 am    4:52 pm

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