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.
Instow Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Bideford, Devon
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (E)
Bideford weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Instow Beach tide times.
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