Bantham Beach
  • Bantham Beach Information


    Map & Directions

    Follow signs to Bantham from A381 Aveton Gifford to Totnes Road or from the roundabout on the A379 connecting Churchstow and Aveton Gifford.


    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.

    Feb half term until May (half term) all day £3.50
    May half term until end September 8am-3.30pm £6.00
    May half term until end September 3.30pm-5.30pm £3.50
    October/November all day £3.50
    Weekly Ticket - £25.00
    2 Week Ticket - £45.00
    Annual Pass - £95.00

    The carpark fee is a flat rate charge for the day. All cars must be removed from the carpark by 9pm during the high season. At other times the gate is locked earlier dependent on daylight hours.

    Minibuses are charged £10 for all day parking (all year round).
    Concession tickets can be purchased from the gatekeeper.

    Note that we reserve the right to alter prices and times without further notice.
    There is a charge of £25 to release
    vehicles after the car park gates have closed.


    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 gatekeeper will be happy to give directions to dog walkers on arrival. The area is clearly signed.


    There is a seasonal passenger ferry crossing the river Avon, running from Bantham slipway to Cockleridge Ham (Bigbury-on-sea). Contact - Tel: 01548 561196

    From May to September 10.00 - 11.00 & 15.00 - 16.00
    (Except Sundays)
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    Bantham Surfing Academy

    Bantham Surfing Academy's highly experienced and British Surfing Association qualified instructors provide professional tuition and coaching for beginners through to advanced levels in a safe and friendly environment on the the beautiful Bantham Beach.

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    Lifeguard Cover

    There is RNLI lifeguard cover on Bantham Beach from May to October - 10.00am to 6.00pm.

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    Bantham Surf Life Saving Club

    Bantham Surf Life Saving Club is committed to providing a safe beach and aquatic environment for the community, whilst developing life saving skills through the education and training of its members.

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    The ever-evolving Gastrobus Company started by Claire Bishop has now added the fourth vehicle to its fleet – Gastro pizza.

    With the help from our manager and head chef Antonio Murcedo from Apulia In Italy. He helped Claire and Jim set out the design of the new bus and put some menu ideas together.

    Antonio brings a wealth of experience in pizza making from his hometown and a passion that is shown across all his work. He helps us to bring the best Italian pizza to the Beach using traditional Italian pizza ingredients and secret recipes. This is all bought together by his team in the beautiful green van with its wood fire oven

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    For more information visit:

    The Gastrobus

    The Gastrobus, situated in the car park at Bantham beach, is open daily from 10am until 5pm during the summer and serves delicious, locally sourced food, gourmet burgers, freshly made baps, freshly baked cakes, luxurious ice cream and a selection of hot and cold drinks.

    The Gastro Treats bus, will open daily from 12- 8.30pm during the summer, on site serving ice cream sandwiches, take away picnics and a fully licensed bar with local cider, beers and a selection of fine wines.

    Every Saturday throughout the summer holidays the Gastro treats bus will be doing hosting special evenings including Thai Curry nights and acoustic music sessions.

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    For up to date info and opening or events please come and see us on:
    Facebook – Gastrobus Beach Food and

    The Sloop Inn

    The Sloop Inn is steeped in tradition and is a short walk from the surfing beach of Bantham. With an excellent reputation for cuisine, bookings are essential throughout the year.

    The Sloop Inn offers a rare opportunity to relax, away from it all in the beautiful and unspoilt South Hams.

    Local Accommodation

    Bantham Cross Barns
    Beautiful holiday cottages near Bantham, South Devon, located at Offields Farm only 1/2 mile from the village of Churchstow with its 13th Century church and popular pub, The Church House Inn.

    Local Campsites

    Higher Aunemouth Farm
    Offering affordable rustic camping for tents, camper vans or caravans within easy reach of this beautiful stretch of the South Hams coastline in South Devon.

    North Upton Caravan and Campsite
    Situated about one mile from the village of Bantham on the South Devon coast. It is an idyllic spot and an excellent choice for a family holiday.

    Caroline Hodges Flowers at Bantham Beach

    During the Summer holidays Caroline will be selling beautiful locally grown flowers along with a small selection of baskets, blankets, hand-made flower crowns as well as strawberries and raspberries grown just a couple of miles away.

    Open daily (weather permitting) 10am - 6pm