British Beaches

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Bantham Beach

Kingsbridge, Devon

A sandy beach on the east side of the mouth of the South Devon Avon. The beach is backed with sand dunes and is popular with surfers.

Beach Type



Cafe and shops in the village
Approximately half mile from the beach

Nature and Wildlife

Bantham is on the South Devon Coastal Path. and next to the Avon Estuary. The sand dune system is a nature conservation site. and a few rock pools are worth exploring.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in high season and a minimum of 4 times per week at other times.


Dogs are banned from the beach itself. dog bins are provided.

Tourist Information

Kingsbridge Tourist Information Centre The Quay Kingsbridge TQ7 1HS Tel: 01548 853195


Nearest town: Kingsbridge
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2784, -3.87765
Postcode: TQ7 3AN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Kingsbridge, Devon at Explore Britain.


From A381 Plymouth to Kingsbridge follow signs to Bantham. narrow lane with passing places. through the village and car park.

Public Transport

Seasonal passenger ferry to Bigbury.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ivybridge (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a large car park by the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Challaborough Coastal, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
South Milton Sands, Thurlestone (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Hope Cove, Hope Cove (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Hope Cove Sun Bay, Hope Cove (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Aveton Gifford - Adj. to Sewage Works, Aveton Gifford (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Bolberry Down, Bolberry (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Townsend Road, West Alvington (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Malborough, Malborough (Long stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kingsbridge