Events & Activities

Things to do while you’re here

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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.

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 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.



Vivobarefoot Swimrun, 22 June 2019
Swimrun began in 2011 after a drunken bet between four friends in Sweden to swim and run 75km unaided across the Stockholm Archipelago! Fast forward to 2019 and Swimrun is now a well recognised activity and sport with over 500 events taking place across the world. Bantham beach is looking forward to hosting this event for the first time this year. Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over this day. 

Tribal Clash, 13 – 14 July 2019
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, the will be traffic control in Bantham over these days. 

Swoosh, 6 July 2019
The Swoosh is a world class 6km swim organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society. This hugely enjoyable event is now in its fourth year at Bantham. For more information visit the Outdoor Swimming  ​​Society Website. Please note, there will be traffic control in Bantham over this day.