Just around the corner and up the River Taw is Crow Point. As with estuary sailing you should always be aware of the state of the tide. Wind against tide gives broad reach sailing in both directions and in the Taw you can usually sail three hours each side of high tide. A great place for slalom blasting as well as for intermediates and, at times beginners. Perfect in NW in a falling tide, the best place to launch is opposite Appledore on the far side of Crow Neck.
Getting there: The easiest route is to follow the signpost in Braunton on the Barnstaple side of the traffic lights. The turning onto the toll road was not well signposted when we were there last, but look for a gap on the left with a gate at the end of the track.
Parking: Plenty of good parking next to the beach
Ideal Wind: NW in a falling tide
Accomodation: Braunton / Croyde
Suitable for: Everyone