Instow Beach

Visit Instow Beach

Instow Beach is a sandy beach backed by dunes, in the Torridge estuary on the North Devon Coast.

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 …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Great For Nature Lovers

What to see and do

  • Take A Walk Along The Seafront

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Photo by Pete Willis on Unsplash

Getting To Instow Beach

Beach Location

Marine Court, Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4JP


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting There

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.

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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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