Bantham Beach

South Devon's Premier Family & Surfing Beach ...

Bantham Beach Relax Play Explore
Bigbury Bay itself is a shallow sandy bay, which makes Bantham an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. Owing to the natural topography of the bay, Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon [more]
Nestling deep in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, Bantham beach is one of Devon’s premier beaches. Within easy driving distance of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham beach is situated in a designated AONB, it offers beautiful scenery with panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island.
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Map & Directions
Map and Directions
The carpark at Bantham is approximately 100m from the beach with capacity for over 1000 cars, and is an easy walk over the sand dunes.

Car park charges apply from February half term until 31st October approx.

Please click here to view carpark fees and concession details.
No overnight parking
Dogs are allowed at Bantham all year round; however, restrictions do apply between May 1st and September 30th.During these months dogs are not allowed on the main beach.

Dogs are always permitted on the beach beside the estuary, which at low tide can extend to many acres. The dog beach is difficult to access at high tide.

The gatekeeper will be happy to give directions to dog walkers on arrival. The area is clearly signed.
Ferry Information
There is a seasonal ferry crossing the river Avon, running from Bantham slipway to Cockleridge Ham (Bigbury-on-sea).

From May to September

10.00 - 11.00 - 15.00 - 16.00
(Except Sundays)

Tel: 01548 561196
Surf Forecast
Surf Forecast
Click here to view the short-term surf forecast for Bantham, or visit the Magic Seaweed website to see the a full surf report and forecast.