Located on the edge of the Torridge estuary, Instow beach is blessed with fine, soft sand unlike some of its neigbours which were left with mud! As the beach doesn't face directly into the Atlantic its sheltered from the surf that can often be seen pounding into the Bideford Bar at the estuary mouth.
The sands here are quite extensive so there's room for everyone. Its a popular place to launch boats and windsurfers from and there's plenty of space for cricket and volleyball.
One of the highlights of the beach is the view across the waters to the picturesque village of Appledore to which there is a regular summer ferry service.
Instow Beach tide times
Tue 7th FebruaryLow 12:43am (1.30m)
High 6:42am (5.40m)
Low 1:05pm (1.16m)
High 7:02pm (5.16m)
Wed 8th FebruaryLow 1:15am (1.23m)
High 7:17am (5.43m)
Low 1:36pm (1.11m)
High 7:37pm (5.17m)
Thu 9th FebruaryLow 1:46am (1.21m)
High 7:50am (5.40m)
Low 2:06pm (1.13m)
High 8:09pm (5.11m)
Fri 10th FebruaryLow 2:15am (1.26m)
High 8:20am (5.29m)
Low 2:35pm (1.22m)
High 8:37pm (5.00m)