Bantham has a shallow, sandy beach so the whole family can enjoy paddling and swimming. At low tide the beach reveals shallow sandy pools that warm up quickly to create ideal play areas for toddlers and an array of rockpools for older children to explore. The estuary and surrounding area are a natural haven for wildlife. The coastal footpath is ideal for both balmy summer strolls and bracing winter walks where you can enjoy the panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island. Bantham has a natural topography that’s ideal for surfing and it has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon. Its reliable waves make it ideal for novice and experienced surfers alike.
4. Bantham Beach - Roughly 30 Minute Drive
3. Thurlestone Beach - Roughly 30 Minute Drive
The nearest beach is Mothecombe Beach which is where the Blockbuster film Pride and Prejudice" was filmed as well as scenes from the classic film "International Velvet". There is a car park just above the beach with a tea shop and refreshment area, it really is a superb beach and is safe and well protected.
Travelling further along the coast you will find Thurlestone Beach and Hope Cove and then round towards Salcombe with its amazing beaches at North Sands and South Sands and on the opposite side of the estuary.
1.Mothecombe Beach- Roughly 8 Minute Drive
Bigbury Beach is a superb beach and also has a sand causeway over to Burgh Island at low tide where many of the Agatha Christie plays were written (a famous haunt for the rich and privileged in years gone by with Edward and Mrs Simpson staying there as well as Noel Coward and Agatha Christie and many others),
2. Bigbury Beach- Roughly 30 Minute Drive