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Instow Beach

Instow, Devon

A wheelchair accesible sandy beach set where the Torridge river meets the Taw estuary. This is an attractive area and has always been popular with artists. Plenty to do for children and lots of space to play.

Weather and Tides


26 July 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed19mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:33 BST
Sunset21:13 BST


27 July 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed21mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:34 BST
Sunset21:11 BST


28 July 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:36 BST
Sunset21:10 BST


Low tide: 03:24 BST
(02:24 26 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:41 BST
(07:41 26 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:44 BST
(14:44 26 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:02 BST
(20:02 26 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 04:04 BST
(03:04 27 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:22 BST
(08:22 27 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:21 BST
(15:21 27 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:44 BST
(20:44 27 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 04:40 BST
(03:40 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 10:02 BST
(09:02 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:51 BST
(15:51 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:26 BST
(21:26 28 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Appledore) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (