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Instow is a picturesque fishing village situated in Bideford Bay, in North Devon. It is on the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet, between the villages of Westleigh and Yelland.

At low tide, there is a large expanse of yellow sand known as Instow Sands. Here children and families have an ideal location to play beach games, whilst the parents can enjoy views across the estuary to Appledore and admire the colourful fishing boats at anchor.

When the tide permits, the Instow Ferry carries passengers across the estuary to Appledore. There is a good variety of accommodation in this popular holiday village, ranging from bed and breakfast, to the 3 star Commodore Hotel on Marine Parade, which has been in the same family ownership for over 30 years.