Instow Beach

Instow beach, Bideford, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Bideford, 95 beaches in Devon, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Instow Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    12
    -> 
    17
       70%  61%   4 mph
      5:13 am    9:17 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    9
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    21
       66%  80%   3 mph
      5:12 am    9:18 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    11
    -> 
    18
       69%  83%   6 mph
      5:11 am    9:19 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    10
    -> 
    17
       57%  60%   8 mph
      5:10 am    9:21 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    6
    -> 
    19
       0%  42%   4 mph
      5:09 am    9:22 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    6
    -> 
    21
       1%  51%   2 mph
      5:08 am    9:23 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Drizzle overnight.
     
    6
    -> 
    18
       21%  54%   7 mph
      5:08 am    9:24 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
    8
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    17
       28%  51%   8 mph
      5:07 am    9:25 pm

  • Instow Beach Tide Times

     

  • Instow Beach Water quality

    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.
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