Bantham Beach

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  • Bantham beach is a sandy beach with rock pools at the mouth of the River Avon and backed by some great sand dunes.

    This is a family beach you goto to get a natural coastal visit in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Also a nearby Wildlife Reserve with Walking Trails.

    Popular surfing, bodyboarding and windsurfing beach although can get busy as it is suitable for all standards.

    Lifeguards in the summer but beach facilities are limited to toilets and parking, although essentials can be found in the village just under a mile away.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Bantham Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Bigbury-on-Sea, 95 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with high temperatures falling to 6°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
       85%  79%   5 mph
      8:07 am    4:47 pm
    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       43%  58%   11 mph
      8:06 am    4:49 pm

    Monday, Jan 21st
     Rain and windy starting in the evening.
       63%  66%   6 mph
      8:05 am    4:50 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       78%  72%   20 mph
      8:04 am    4:52 pm

    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening and windy overnight.
       50%  45%   19 mph
      8:02 am    4:53 pm
    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Windy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       5%  36%   19 mph
      8:01 am    4:55 pm

    Friday, Jan 25th
     Foggy in the afternoon.
       70%  73%   7 mph
      8:00 am    4:57 pm
    Saturday, Jan 26th
     Foggy starting in the evening.
       94%  98%   7 mph
      7:59 am    4:58 pm

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  • Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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