Courtesy & © Rob Joslin
Crow Point is a sandy beach backed by low dunes at lies at the southern end of Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. The Burrows effectively the southern extension of Saunton Sands on the coast of North Devon.
The beach looks southeast across the River Taw to Instow Sands and southwest to Appledore. The 'point' is basically a sand spit formed near the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers. It is accessed from a small car park near the Tarka Trail and is in reality little more than a finger of sand and mud protected by groynes.
Crow Point is best approached from the toll road at Braunton and is often quieter than Instow and Appledore. It offers that little bit of peace and quiet away from the crowds. Crow Point is an excellent spot for fishing and wildlife spotting.
The solar powered Crow Point Lighthouse, also called Braunton Sands Lighthouse, lies at the southern extremity of the spit. It stands just 25 feet (7.6m) above high water.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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