The Beach Guide

Instow Beach

Instow Beach - Devon

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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.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    Northam

    Postcode

    EX39 4JH

    OS grid ref.

    SS 4719 3044

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating