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 AprilHigh 12:50am (4.68m)
Low 07:15am (1.91m)
High 01:43pm (4.52m)
Low 07:53pm (2.05m)
Wed 25th AprilHigh 02:16am (4.74m)
Low 08:43am (1.77m)
High 03:04pm (4.68m)
Low 09:18pm (1.79m)
Thu 26th AprilHigh 03:31am (4.95m)
Low 09:57am (1.42m)
High 04:11pm (4.93m)
Low 10:24pm (1.41m)
Fri 27th AprilHigh 04:33am (5.19m)
Low 10:54am (1.05m)
High 05:07pm (5.17m)
Low 11:18pm (1.06m)