The Beach

Devon’s premier family and surfing beach

Plan

Your Visit

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The Perfect Family Day Out

Bantham has a shallow, sandy beach so the whole family can enjoy paddling and swimming. At low tide the beach reveals shallow sandy pools that warm up quickly to create ideal play areas for toddlers and an array of rockpools for older children to explore.

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The perfect
surfing beach

Bantham has a natural topography that’s ideal for surfing and it has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon. Its reliable waves make it ideal for novice and experienced surfers alike.

   

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The perfect walking beach

The estuary and surrounding area are a natural haven for wildlife. The coastal footpath is ideal for both balmy summer strolls and bracing winter walks where you can enjoy the panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island.
  

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Bantham Beach among The best in Europe

Bantham Beach has been named number 6 in The Lonely Planet's 2015 guide to the 10 best beaches in Europe - the only English beach on the list.  

One of the Best Ten Beaches in Europe

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Bantham beach has a wild, natural charm all of its own. 

Situated in a designated AONB deep in Devon’s South Hams, it was the only English beach in The Lonely Planet 2015 guide to the 10 best beaches in Europe .

We intend it to remain so

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Like the entire Bantham Estate, the beach and its dunes are managed with the greatest care and respect. 

The aim is to maintain this incredibly special place so it can continue to be a source of happy memories whenever you visit.