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Instow Beach - Devon

© Rob Purvis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

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Activities

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Northam

Postcode

EX39 4JH

OS grid ref.

SS 4719 3044

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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