Bantham is a quaint little coastal village with a history of both fishing and trade. It recently made national headlines due to the sale of the large estate which included the beach and much of the village. The beach continues to be accessible to the public (with some dog restrictions) and is still enjoyed by families and water sports enthusiasts.
If you hope to make a splash on your holiday, this is a well-known surf spot; so whether you're a total beginner (there are two surf schools: one at Bantham and one at neighbouring Bigbury on Sea), or a seasoned pro, you're bound to have plenty of fun in the water here.
From Bantham, there is great access to the South West Coast Path: you can walk to nearby Thurlestone and Hope Cove or take the seasonal ferry (please check times) across the River Avon to Bigbury. From here, head towards Plymouth and you can enjoy stunning cliff top scenery and a number of secluded coves along the way.
The views from Bantham across to Bigbury and Burgh Island are simply breath-taking, and at low tide the sandy beach is a vast playground, perfect for a game of rounders. You might also enjoy rock-pooling and if you want a swim, there are lifeguarded areas during peak season.
If after a long day on the beach you are feeling peckish, the Gastrobus is often parked in the beach carpark, or you might prefer a pint and some pub grub at the popular Sloop Inn.
Set back from the pretty lane that winds down to Bantham beach, one of Devon’s most popular surfing beaches, The Wilderness is at one end of a desirable group of barn conversions above the Avon Valley, with far reaching views across the beautiful Devonshire countryside.
Set on the edge of Bantham estuary with spectacular views towards Burgh Island, this fantastic waterside property is set within its own grounds, offering comfortable accommodation for families and couples with its own parking and located only a stone’s throw from the village pub and fabulous Bantham beach. Accommodation: Ground floor sitting room, bay window seat with spectacular views.
Wake up every morning to glorious sea views, just a stone's throw away from superb golden sandy beaches and a friendly village pub. 4 Avonside is an attractive, sympathetically restored Victorian villa occupying a favourable end terrace postition with large garden and amazing sea views.