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Here is a quick guide to Bantham and what it has to offer! Bantham is a lovely little hamlet on the South Devon coast, famed for its incredible soft sand beach and its views over Burgh Island.

Things to do:

  • Bantham beach – one of the most famous South Devon beaches, Bantham is a soft sand paradise (dog restrictions, limit dogs to the river side in summer, but there is still plenty of sand at low tide). It fabulous for paddling with lots of shallow pools formed at low tide and rock pools to explore. Life guards too.
  • Watersports – with surf school located at Bantham, it seems there is watersports happening every day at Bantham, whether that is stand up paddle boarding in calm conditions through to surfing and kite boarding when windy. It is one of the best and most popular surf destinations on the South Devon coast.
  • Food – Bantham may be a hamlet but it does have a shop with cafe, the Sloop Inn and cafe on the beach too.
  • Walking – with the coastal path running right past the beach, you have plenty of walking from Bantham, whether that is east towards Thurlestone, along the Avon River to Aveton Gifford or using the summer ferry across to Bigbury. Lots of lovely walking choices.


Here is a quick guide to Dartmouth and what it has to offer! Dartmouth is a historic small town on the South Devon coast, famed for its steep narrow streets tumbling to the sea; the Dartmouth Castle; the Navel College and sailing.

Things to do:

  • Sailing – Dartmouth is the perfect location if you wish to do a little sailing; whether that is taking the ferry to Kingswear or Totnes; a day of sea fishing or taking part in the famous Regatta.
  • Dartmouth Castle – who doesn’t love a little trip to a medieval castle perched on the river’s edge plus there is Bayard Fort too.
  • Food – So many food choices on offer from restaurants to cafes; plus twice weekly market and twice monthly farmers market
  • Beach – two little coves within Dartmouth itself plus lots of wonderful beaches a short drive away.


Here is a quick guide to Salcombe and what it has to offer! Set on the South Devon coastline at the mouth of the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary, Salcombe is famous for its watersports and restaurants, as well as the beautiful beaches dotted along the mouth of the estuary.

Things to do:

  • Sailing – It is impossible not to mention sailing in Salcombe with the hundreds of boats dotted around and the annual Regatta week; Salcombe really is sailing heaven!
  • Beaches – Salcombe has a variety of lovely beaches dotted about the mouth of the estuary. You have North Sands and South Sands which is a lovely coastal walk from Salcombe or across the water (yes there is a ferry), there are plenty of little coves to enjoy such as Smalls, Mill Bay and Fisherman’s Cove.
  • Restaurants – Salcombe has so many fabulous eating choices from cafes, to pubs and restaurants; from sea food specialists to delicatessens. Salcombe really is a foodie paradise
  • Watersports – Lots of watersport choices here in Salcombe including surfing at North Sands, paddle boarding or take a sea kayak tour.


Here is a quick guide to Thurlestone and what it has to offer! Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon, Thurlestone is a fabulous coastal village. Famous for its rock arch (Thurlestone Rock) and lovely sandy dog friendly beaches. Things to do:

  • Walking – with miles and miles and miles of coastal path to explore right from Thurlestone (connecting just by our cottages), you can walk from the door and enjoy this amazing coastline;
  • Watersports – surfing, paddleboarding and more, lots of watersports available here at South Milton Sands and Bantham;
  • Beaches – all of Thurlestone’s beaches are dog friendly and there are many beaches within walking distance from the village;
  • Eating – from the dog friendly pub in the village to the choices along the coast, plenty of dog friendly options a walk away.
  • Spa – yup there is even a Spa in Thurlestone, if you want a lovely treat whilst staying