Bantham is one of the best beaches in Europe!

Bantham has recently made the Lonely Planet’s “Best Beaches in Europe 2015 list. So if you fancy testing the water, why not book a holiday cottage in South Devon where this fantastic beach will be right on your doorstep.

Toad Hall Cottages

Bantham has been in the news recently after the estate, including the beach, was sold for a cool £11 million.  For visitors; there is plenty of parking, the Gastrobus serves up locally sourced food and life guards are on duty at peak times.

Popular with both surfers and families, Bantham has something for everyone. At low tide, there’s a vast expanse of sand to run around on, whilst at high tide, there’s still enough beach to enjoy the incredible views across to neighbouring Burgh island and Bigbury on Sea. And even on windy days you can be entertained by the acrobatics from the numerous kite surfers.

bantham village

For those wanting a dog-friendly holiday, there are some restrictions for your canine companions on Bantham beach in high season. However, there is access to areas of the sand dunes and estuary beach providing plenty of space, particularly at low tide.

Keen walkers will love the nearby South West Coast Path which runs to Bantham. You can stroll to nearby Thurlestone and Hope Cove or take the seasonal ferry west, across the River Avon. The Avon Estuary walk is a wonderful, long way round taking you to the first bridging point at Aveton Gifford and back, but is for serious hikers as it adds an extra 9 miles to the journey!


It certainly seems that we’re not the only ones to think that Bantham is something to shout about, so why not grab your beach towel and surfboard, and make your own mind up!