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Instow Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Instow Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Instow 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.3℃ to 0.7℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSE)

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

Instow Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Instow Beach is at Yelland Marsh 1.48 km (0.92 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:30 (Height 5.51m)
   Low Tide at 11:27 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 16:55 (Height 5.64m)
   Low Tide at 23:43 (Height 0.58m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:13 (Height 5.87m)
   Low Tide at 12:16 (Height 0.40m)
   High Tide at 17:36 (Height 5.95m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:30 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 05:52 (Height 6.18m)
   Low Tide at 12:59 (Height 0.31m)
   High Tide at 18:13 (Height 6.20m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 06:27 (Height 6.41m)
   Low Tide at 13:35 (Height 0.31m)
   High Tide at 18:45 (Height 6.37m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:43 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 06:58 (Height 6.57m)
   Low Tide at 14:05 (Height 0.36m)
   High Tide at 19:16 (Height 6.46m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:08 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 6.64m)
   Low Tide at 14:27 (Height 0.38m)
   High Tide at 19:47 (Height 6.48m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:27 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 08:01 (Height 6.63m)
   Low Tide at 14:44 (Height 0.33m)
   High Tide at 20:20 (Height 6.41m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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