The village of Instow lies on a sweeping river estuary, at the meeting point of the rivers Taw and Torridge. Backed by rolling hills, fields and woods, it is an idyllic base from which to explore the North Devon coast. There is a beautiful beach, known as Instow Sands, with views across the water to the fishing village of Appledore, which lies on the opposite side of the estuary. Instow’s long, sandy shore and calm waters are a haven for swimming, sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing during the summer months. The Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path both pass through the village, providing some of the region’s most scenic walks and cycles.