Instow is a great destination, whatever the season. Located on an estuary where the Rivers Taw and Torridge meet, it is a peaceful and charming place with lovely views across to Appledore and is one of the best places in the region for catching the sunset.
Active breaks in Instow
Instow might be peaceful and charming but it is also a haven for those that love being energetic. The Tarka Trail runs through the town providing a scenic way to get around, while the beach offers year round entertainment. From watersports to sunbathing to digging sandcastles, there is always something to do on the beach. It is particularly popular with windsurfers and is a good place for beginners to watersports because the waves are generally much calmer than those on nearby beaches.
While in Instow, why not jump on the ferry and cross the estuary into Appledore? With picturesque houses and both towns having a strong maritime heritage, you can find plenty of delicious sea food and hints at the region's history on a day trip over the estuary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you swim at Instow?
Instow Parish Council states that Instow is not a bathing beach and the public are advised not to go swimming.Learn more about the beach at Instow
Are there any facilities at Instow beach?
Yes, there are toilets located at the beach front and also in town, as well as beach side shops and cafes.Find out more here
Can you walk across from Instow to Appledore?
Yes, via the South West Coast Path, it takes around 6 miles and there are plenty of places to stop and explore along the way.Find other routes using the South West Coast Path here