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Bantham Beach, Bantham

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#21 of 42 in Beaches in Devon
Grab a surfboard and prepare to hang ten at Bantham Beach, considered by many to be one of the best beaches in Europe. The beach, with dunes carved by the river creating a classic beachbreak style surf that attracts a surfing crowd, is privately owned by the village. Waves range from 0.6 m (2 ft) to 3.7 m (12 ft), but the shallow sandy bay lends itself to swimming and paddling appropriate for the whole family. At low tide, the beach reveals shallow sandy pools and rock pools, particularly good for young visitors. The area is favorable at all tides with a sand seabed, a southwestern swell, and a northeasterly wind. Pets are allowed, and the surrounding landscape yields plenty of trails for exploring. Use our Bantham road trip app to add Bantham Beach and other attractions to your Bantham vacation plans.
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  • Best beach in the area of staying this side of Averton Gifford .. and in fact worth driving to even if a bit further out. Highlights / points worthy of note - dog beach separate to main beach (follow ...  more »
  • This was one of the loveliest beaches I have ever been on . There is something for everyone . We went first on a windy Sunday and there were lots of Surfers etc . On our second visit the tide was out ...  more »
  • The beach and the cliff path are great for a long walk. BUT parking and the narrow (single track) road to and from the beach were a nightmare.  more »
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  • Lush beach, so much space when tide is out, can even walk to the island. Excellent Food, drinks and ice cream vans - top notch food and coffee. Also parking is only 3.50 till end of May, goes up to £6 from June. Just had a wonderful day as the weather was 20° which helps. Can also hire wet suits and boards too
  • Beautiful place for a walk. No dogs on the main beach after May 1, but they're allowed on the riverside beach all year round. You might want to check tide times before you go--the sand goes on for half a mile at low tide. There is only a hundred feet or so at high tide.
  • Great for a SUP surf, windsurf, kitesurf, or swim in the river. Getting there can be a challenge along the narrow lane, but the pay and display is large. If your kit is heavy, be prepared for a bit of a carry to the water.
  • Great beach for surfing swimming or just a day out, and with a good cafe
  • The new location for Tribal Clash, I got to spend a couple of days at Bantham competing. A beautiful beach, flat sandy beach which allows shallow paddling for the kids. While I didn't get to enjoy the beach too much, my wife & kids who were there loved it. There's also a lovely clean tidal creek to walk along & explore. You'll be hard pressed to find a better beach...and if you are doing Tribal Clash...you won't be disappointed!!
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