"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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Forecast for Thursday 25 April


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 990
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 993
Humidity 75%
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Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 995
Humidity 68%
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Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 64%
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Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 72%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
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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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