"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Instow Beach

Instow Beach is within the Taw/Torridge Estuary on the north coast of Devon. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 1.1 kilometres wide, backed by sand dunes and Instow town.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Instow

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS472303


Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Instow Beach

  • Instow Signal Box (0m)
  • North Devon Maritime Museum (1m)
  • Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (1m)
  • Northam Burrows Country Park (2m)
  • North Devon Falconry (4m)
  • The Big Sheep (4m)
  • Atlantic Village (4m)
  • Braunton and District Museum (4m)
  • Elliott Gallery (4m)
  • Atlantis Adventure Park (4m)
  • Braunton Burrows (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Victoria Park
The Quay
EX39 2QQ

Phone 01237 477 676
Email bidefordtic@visit.org.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 22 March


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:40 GMT
High Tide
08:43 GMT
Low Tide
14:55 GMT
High Tide
21:05 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Instow Beach

A wheelchair accesible sandy beach set where the Torridge river meets the Taw estuary. This is an attractive area and has always been popular with artists. Plenty to do for children and lots of space to play.

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