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South Devon’s Premiere Family and Surfing Beach

Nestling deep in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, Bantham beach is one of Devon’s premier beaches. Within easy driving distance of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham beach is situated in a designated AONB, it offers beautiful scenery with panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island.

Bigbury Bay itself is a shallow sandy bay, which makes Bantham an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. Owing to the natural topography of the bay, Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon
At low tide the beach opens up to reveal acres of shallow sandy pools warming up quickly in the sun to create ideal play areas for toddlers. Venture over to the South end of the beach and the low tide will expose a fantastic array of rockpools below the headland.

The estuary and surrounding area are a natural haven for wildlife and enjoyed by walkers using the coastal footpaths. Bantham remains unspoilt and the beach is managed with the aim of keeping it as natural as possible.–>

About Bantham

Evans Estates (1956) Limited is the private, family-owned company that owns Bantham beach, as well as various properties in and around the village of Bantham and extensive areas of land on both sides of the Avon estuary. It is also responsible, among other things, for managing the Bantham harbour facilities.

The estate at Bantham has been in the same family for several generations. Their ethos has always been to allow Bantham to remain a place of outstanding beauty, with the village’s old thatched cottages portraying an image of unchanging charm and the beach and its surrounds staying as wild and natural as can be.

A lot of work is required on and behind the scenes to make this possible, of course. The company’s management and staff are fully committed to the same principles in keeping the beach and related facilities in good order, maintaining the cottages and other properties, and attending to the upkeep of the coastal footpaths, sand dunes and woodlands.

Evans Estates has consistently set its face against commercialisation of the beach. It is determined that families should continue to enjoy a peaceful day out in an unspoilt environment. However, close attention is given to the ever-increasing needs of health and safety. In particular, an RNLI lifeguard service is provided throughout the season by arrangement with South Hams District Council.

Although opposed to undue commercialism, the company wishes the Bantham community to remain both viable and vibrant in the long term. Whenever practicable, therefore, vacant accommodation is offered to young people and their families and work on the estate is assigned to local businesses and tradesmen.

Surf Schools

Bantham Surf Academy

Bantham Surfing Academy’s highly experienced and SurfingGB qualified instructors provide, professional tuition and coaching for beginners through to elite levels in a safe and friendly environment. Bantham Surfing Academy also offers supervised surfing sessions & Kids club.
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We are the only surf school to be based at the beautiful, unspoilt Bantham beach near to Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Bigbury. The South Hams Premier surfing beach. No time is lost getting to the surf due to our unique location on the beach.

Event Safety Cover
Bantham Surfing Academy provide Beach & Water Safety Cover for Private and Commercial events. Our team consists of highly experienced professionals with decades of experience in this specialised service. We offer three levels of service: Assist, Support & Provide. We aim to achieve the highest quality service to our clients. For more information please email us at info@banthamsurfingacademy.co.uk

Discovery Surf School

Learn to surf at Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough Bay with South Devon’s premier surf school since 2002, Discovery Surf School.

We provide professional coaching for all ages and abilities with an emphasis on safe, high quality tuition in small groups. We’ll guarantee you’ll be up and riding in your first lesson!

We are the producers of the worlds leading surf instructional DVD’s 110% Surfing Techniques.

Come visit us for some surfing lessons, we’re close to Salcombe, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Bantham and Plymouth.

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