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Instow Beach // Appledore

Instow beach
Instow, across the Torridge

Instow Beach

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 24th April

    High 12:50am (4.68m)
    Low 07:15am (1.91m)
    High 01:43pm (4.52m)
    Low 07:53pm (2.05m)
  • Wed 25th April

    High 02:16am (4.74m)
    Low 08:43am (1.77m)
    High 03:04pm (4.68m)
    Low 09:18pm (1.79m)
  • Thu 26th April

    High 03:31am (4.95m)
    Low 09:57am (1.42m)
    High 04:11pm (4.93m)
    Low 10:24pm (1.41m)
  • Fri 27th April

    High 04:33am (5.19m)
    Low 10:54am (1.05m)
    High 05:07pm (5.17m)
    Low 11:18pm (1.06m)