Bantham, South Devon

Bantham, South Devon

- ​Beautiful coastal village by top South Devon beach popular with families. Very busy in high season

- Some of the best watersports in South Devon and the Westcountry

- Great village pub

- Superb for views of Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea and the River Avon and Estuary

- Excellent coastal and estuary walking


Stunning beach, views and estuary village offering some of the best watersports in South Devon

Bantham is located on South Devon's southern coast just across the River Avon and Estuary from Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island. Salcombe is to the east and Plymouth to the west.

The vast low tide beach is stunning and offers some of the best watersports in South Devon and the Westcountry. The village itself sits behind the beach and above the River Avon and Estuary. The setting is magnificent and there's a great village pub.


Why holiday or weekend break in Bantham?

To help you choose Bantham, we've listed some of the local attractions below.


Bigbury Bay and parking for Bantham

Bigbury Bay is lined with stunning cliffs and sandy beaches on the South Devon coast. Burgh Island is located near the centre of this arc of coastline. Both Bantham and Bigbury-on-Sea provide magnificent views of the island and bay. The setting is remarkable.


Bantham beaches

Bantham Beach

Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

Thurlestone Island Sands/Thurlestone Golf Course Beach

Thurlestone Leas Foot Sand (Beach)

South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach)

Hope Cove Mouthwell Beach

Hope Cove Harbour Beach


Bantham watersports

Bantham Surfing Academy

Bigbury-on-Sea Discovery Surf School


Bantham food and drink

Bantham The Sloop Inn

Bantham Gastrobus and Gastropizza

The Pilchard Inn



Bantham Quay

Bantham Quay

River Avon and Estuary


Bantham ferry

Bigbury-on-Sea/Bantham Ferry


Bantham South West Coast Path

The section of South West Coast Path running east of Bantham is sensational. Head for South Milton Sands/Thurlestone Sand (Beach) and the beachhouse.


Other Batham walking

Avon Estuary Walk


The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary and the River Dart and Estuary

Bigbury-on-Sea is in a super part of the UK. Experience Salcombe in the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary and Dartmouth in the River Dart and Estuary. Along with Bigbury-on-Sea, these are essential UK visiting.



If time permits, we'd suggest you head for the high moor. See one of our sister sites 'Holiday in Dartmoor'.



The city looks out across the sea to the Devon and Cornwall coasts. Its history is remarkable. Plymouth National Marine Aquarium is a highlight.