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Bantham Beach, Bantham

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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. See Bantham Beach and all Bantham has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bantham itinerary maker.
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  • After 3.50 charge to park car your'd at least expect toilet roll in toilets went to admission gate and said if you taking thousands pounds on parking I'd like to find toilet roll answer was I did it t...  more »
  • A great beach. With plenty of parking. Can swim in the sea or the river but be careful of the top tide between Bantham and Bigbury beach. RNLI in attendance during the summer months. Great cliff walk ...  more »
  • Our family have been visiting Bantham for over 40 years all the year round and I am now privileged to be living within a few miles of this unique and unspoilt beach and village. Unfortunately the new ...  more »
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  • Nice beach but absolutely hellish single lane road with enough traffic that we spent hours stuck in traffic not moving both on arrival and when leaving. Unfortunately this situation makes it not worth visiting at busy holiday times and weekends unless you go loaded with loads of patience.
  • Amazing beach. Surf is good. Car Park is an absolute rip off. Wish it was national trust
  • Great for little kids, large flat sandy beach with shallow water for paddling!
  • Nice beach, but difficult to get to down single track roads and parking is expensive during the day.
  • My kids have grown up on this beach it is an absaloutley amazing beach to visit and to spend a day there with your kids