Bantham Surfing Academy

If you would like to learn to surf, Bantham Surfing Academy is based at Bantham beach.

Its highly experienced and British Surfing Association qualified instructors provide professional tuition and coaching for beginners through to advanced levels. It also offers supervised surfing sessions and a Kids Club.

Walking Around Bantham

There are a number of walks around Bantham with two suggested circular walks:

Bantham to Thurlestone: a 3.5 mile circular walk. Find out more on the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Website.

Bantham & the Avon: a 5.1 mile circular walk. Find out more on the South West Coast Path Website.

Bantham Drift

You can enjoy the Bantham drift between Coronation Boathouse and the beach at the top of the estuary – jump in and let yourself be pulled along by the tide, but please check the tide conditions first.

A wonderful experience for young and old alike that’s not to be missed.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Whether on the beach or in the estuary, Bantham is perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding. A trip up or down the Avon estuary paddling with the tide takes about 90 minutes and is an idyllic experience.

Equipment can be hired from Triocean surf, which can be found two miles from Bantham beach, and Bantham Surfing Academy, which is on Bantham beach itself. For details, visit Tri Ocean Surf and the Bantham Surfing Academy.

Yoga at Bantham with Simply Soulful Yoga

Bantham Beach offers idyllic, natural surroundings and the perfect location to relax with a range of classes from Donna at Simply Soulful Yoga.

Regular classes will take place from April through to September, weather permitting!

All levels welcome – Bookings essential.

Simply Soulful Yoga


Swoosh – 8th July 2023

The Swoosh is a world class 6km swim organised by the Level Water UK . This hugely enjoyable event has been hosted five times at Bantham! Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over this day.

Update 15th July 2023 :

One week ago today, we experienced the incredible #BanthamSwoosh event organised by Level Water UK here at Bantham.

Over £150,000 has been raised or to put it in another way, about 10 000 swimming lessons for children with disabilities will now happen because of this event and amazing swimmers.

We are so proud to host such a terrific event and wanted to say a huge congratulations to Level Water Uk, all the incredible individuals from the Swim Collective UK, sponsors, rescue team, traffic management team and all spectators which made the Bantham Swoosh 2023 such a resounding success!

If you want to support Level Water UK or found more about all the amazing work they are doing, please click here.

Summer Music Nights at The Gastrobus Beach Food

Every Saturday from 5pm

Sat 29th – Sophie Beatrix

Sat 5th – Joe Dostal

Sat 12th – Ross Kelly

Sat 19th – Milo Griffiths

Sat 26th – Joe & Zoey

Wed 30th – Joanna Cooke



Pub2Pub Aquathon – 5th of August 6.15PM

The 9th annual Pub2pub is back, raising money for Bantham Sailing Club and their “learn to sail” Scheme.

Race from the Pilchard Inn to the Sloop Inn via a 2.2km swim and a short run/walk up the hill

This is a fun event for everyone!

The swim has an excellent safety support and you will be swooshed along by the tide.

Free pasty and pint for all Pub2Pubbers at the sloop after the party !

More information here and booking here

Event organised by Pub2Pub Aquathon