Instow Beach

Visit Instow Beach

Instow Beach is a sandy beach backed by dunes, in the Torridge estuary.

The beautiful scenery and views across the water to Appledore attract artists from around the country. The waters are good for fishing and sailing. There are shops and places to eat in the village after a long day out.

For walkers and cyclists the popular Tarka Trail starts at Instow.

Dogs friendly with restrictions in the Summer months

This beach is …

  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly

Have a great day out along the coast.

Dorset Coast Local Links

Attractions Nearby
North Devon Maritime museum

Appledore Beach

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Marine Court, Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4JP
Map of Instow Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

Overlooking the coast UK

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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