Instow Beach, Devon

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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 7 beaches around Bideford, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach 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.


Instow Beach 7 day weather forecast Bideford in Devon

Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Sep 19
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Sep 20
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Sep 21
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Sep 22
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 23
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Sep 24
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (WNW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Instow Beach tide times.

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