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Instow is a pleasant sandy beach that gets very busy during the summer. Calm waters, protected from swell by sandbanks at the mouth of the Taw estuary, make this a good choice for families, although there have been issues with water quality in the past. It is possible to kayak down the rivers Taw and Torridge to Instow Beach. There are plenty of facilities in the village.