Instow Beach, Instow, Bideford, Devon
Like most beaches these days, Instow Beach tends to get busy in the summer but that’s understandable because it’s a pretty little place and of course it’s quieter than the bigger beaches on the North Devon coast. Part of it’s attraction is the calmness of the waters which are protected from swells by sandbanks as the beach is right on the estuary of the Rivers Taw and Torridge – hence it’s a popular spot for families.
Swimming isn’t recommended as the water quality isn’t great but you can have fun here playing bat and ball on the beach and enjoying a picnic; otherwise go to one of the cafes in the village just a couple of minutes stroll away. Another nice thing you can do here is catch the pedestrian ferry over to Appledore for a mooch about, or stroll a section of the South West Coast Path and take in the bracing sea air and beautiful scenery.
All information correct at the time of writing