A fantastic dog friendly beach. Parking along the beaches edge is free for one hour. Carparks available at both ends, including 3 public toilets & a fantastic little café outside the commodore hotel everyday.
Welcome to Instow Beach, a dog-friendly and stunning stretch of golden sand located on the North Devon coast in England. This picturesque beach is a popular destination for families, sunbathers, and water sports enthusiasts alike, offering a wide range of activities and breathtaking views.
At Instow, you’ll find miles of soft sand, perfect for building sandcastles, playing games, or just soaking up the sun. The beach is on the edge of the river Torridge, part of the Torridge estuary.
You can take a leisurely stroll along the beach, enjoy a picnic on the sand, or simply relax and watch the world go by.
For families, Instow sands offers a safe and shallow paddling area, making it a popular destination for families with young children. There are also plenty of amenities nearby, including toilets, showers, and cafes, as well as a large car park for visitors. A word of caution though, the water is not safe for swimming. There are many, many options nearby if you would like to get really wet!
Beyond the beach, Instow is a charming village with a selection of shops, pubs, and restaurants, pick up souvenirs, or just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Frequently there is a coffee shop from an old caravan (very stylish) with chairs outside, plus Instow is the perfect place to each some fish & chips from “Mr Chippy” and watch the sun go down over Bideford and Appledore (it takes 5 minutes by car and they’ll still be warm when you get there!).
So, whether you’re looking for a day of sun, sea, and sand, or a more active adventure, Instow is the perfect destination. With its stunning scenery, wide range of activities, and excellent facilities, Instow is the perfect place to escape, relax, and recharge.
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