Instow, Bideford, North Devon and Exmoor

Instow – A charming North Devon seaside village

Instow stands on the estuary where the mouths of the rivers Taw and Torridge open onto Bideford Bay. Its idyllic location makes it a popular destination year round, whether you’re after a family holiday, romantic break or a quiet getaway. Instow offers a little bit of everything, and is a great place for both the young and the young-at-heart to take a break. North Devon & Exmoor’s dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches and breath-taking landscapes combine to create a perfect holiday setting. You can pursue adventurous outdoor activities, play golf, surf or simply relax. The explorers amongst you will be entices by the beautiful coves, beaches and uplands, but there is no shortage of other activities and events, not to mention the spectacular local food and drink.

  • Ferry to Appledore – art galleries and crabbing from the quay
  • Beach, dunes and rock pools
  • Wonderful pubs
  • Walks and paths
  • Good bus services to Bideford, Barnstaple and Applefore
  • North Devon Cricket and Sailing Clubs
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instow beach near Appledore
Tarka trail at Instow, Bideford
appledore ferry to instow
The Estuary at Instow, Bideford, Fremington, Appledore