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.
From the beach at Instow 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
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on some of the beach all year although restrictions apply near the town end from May 1 and September 30
OS grid ref.
SS 4719 3044
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