Located on the edge of the Torridge Estuary, Instow Beach is blessed with a long stretch of golden sand. The beach is suitable for families as it enjoys few waves.

A delightful promenade backs the sands, hosting a couple of spots to enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.

Image Credits: Reading TomCC BY 2.0; Andrew BennettCC BY 2.0; Andrew Bennett CC BY 2.0



Address: 2 Marine Parade
EX39 4HZ

Useful Information

Dog Friendly

Child Friendly

  • Tidal beach, with shallow waters at high tide and expanses of sand at low tide
  • No lifeguard cover
  • Some areas are dog-friendly year-round, while others may have restrictions from 1st May-30th September

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  • CafĂ©, pub and restaurant along adjacent road
  • Parking next to beach, however is busy during peak season – early arrival advised


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