Events & Activities

Things to do while you’re here

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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. 

For more details please visit their website.


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.



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 and Covid-19 permitting! 

All levels welcome - Bookings essential. For more details please visit their website.




Vivobarefoot Swimrun

Swimrun began in 2011 after a drunken bet between four friends in Sweden to swim and run 75km unaided across the Stockholm Archipelago! Over the years Swimrun has become a well recognised activity and sport with over 500 events taking place across the world. We look forward to their return at Bantham beach! Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over this day. 

Tribal Clash
Bantham beach is the proud host of this team work event that brings together fitness families to celebrate their similarities and differences. This is one of the top international cross fit competitive events. For more information visit Tribal Clash. Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over these days. 

Bantham Boomerang
How far can you swim before the tide turns? The Bantham Boomerang swim started in 2020:  a 7-10km swim on the Avon Estuary in Devon, taking place on a Friday afternoon, with a BBQ afterwards.  For more information, visit the Outdoor Swimming Society Website.  Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over this day. 

The Swoosh is a world class 6km swim organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society. This hugely enjoyable event has been hosted five times at Bantham! For more information visit the Outdoor Swimming  ​​Society Website. Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over this day.