Tarka Trail


Crow Point

Crow point is an unspoiled haven of natural beauty and wildlife. An area of beach where two rivers meet at an estuary leading out into the sea.

An unspoiled beach where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet

Crow Point is a sandy beach backed by low dunes that lies at the southern end of Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. The Burrows are the southern extension of Saunton Sands on the coast of North Devon. The beach looks across the River Taw to Instow Sands and Appledore. The ‘point’ is a sand spit formed near the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers.

Access to Crow Point car park is via a toll road at Velator, near Braunton. There is also a pedestrian footpath from Velator where dogs are required to be on leads due to grazing sheep. Alternatively, Crow Point can be accessed on foot or bike along the American Road which runs south from Sandy Lane car park and meets the car park at Crow Point. (There is no vehicle access along the American Road).

Crow Point