North Devon Beaches
If you’re visiting North Devon, you really have to visit at least one of our fantastic beaches, among them Instow, Putsborough, Croyde, Saunton, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! – to name but a few!
North Devon is blessed with wonderful sandy beaches, and Saunton is the daddy of them all! The golden sandy expanse of Saunton Beach is 3.5 miles long with dunes and a shallow fall that takes the tide far out, making it popular with surfers, swimmers, windsurfers and other water enthusiasts. Walk along to Crow Point and wave across the estuary to us at Instow!
As you exit the car park and start out towards Croyde, don’t forget to stop awhile to overlook the beach from the coastal road. You can enjoy the golden sand or take a surfing lesson, and don’t forget to stop in the village for an ice cream.
Woolacombe lies a little further north and offers a three-mile stretch of golden sand where you can watch the waves and enjoy the surfing.
Head back south of Instow to Westward Ho! (not only the only place with an exclamation mark in its name, but a pebble ridge behind one of the finest sandy beaches in England), for more golden sand and something rare at North Devon’s beaches – a free car park!
All of these amazing beaches are within easy reach of us at Instow.