Devon Beach Guide

Bantham Sand

Bantham Sand is an excellent large sandy beach, popular with families and surfers. There is a large expanse of sand and there are rock pools at the southern end. There are suberb views across to Bigbury-On-Sea.
Signs warn of strong under currents, not to swim in boating lane (marked by buoys) and not to cross near river mouth due to strong currents and soft sand. Also do not use inflatables when windy. Signs warn of unstable cliffs. Lifeguards in summer. See Beach Safety Guide.
There is a short mostly level walk through the dunes to the beach.
Dogs banned between 1st May to 30th September on the main beach, though dogs are allowed all year north of Hams End (north of a visual line between Hams End and Burgh Island Hotel).
Bantham Sand is approximately 20 miles from Plymouth. Take the A379 from Plymouth into south Devon and continue east on the A379 past Modbury and Aveton Gifford, then turn right at the Bantham Cross roundabout. Alternatively approaching from the Totnes direction, take the A381 and A379 until you reach the Bantham Cross roundabout (shortly after Churchstow) and go straight across onto the Bantham road. Continue on this road to Bantham village and Bantham Sand beach car park.
Post Code:
TQ7 3AJ.
1 large car park close to the beach.
Yes, by the entrance to the car park.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Challaborough (8 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Bigbury (8 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Thurlestone Sand (1 mile, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Hope Cove (7 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
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