The Bantham to Thurlestone Circular Walk

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The Bantham to Thurlestone Circular Walk

The Bantham to Thurlestone Circular Walk
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With its sandy beach and clean surf, as well as views across the water to Burgh island, Bantham is a popular hideaway holiday spot for the rich and famous. The 3.8 mile walk on the Coast Path passes the thatched cottages in the picturesque villages dating from the 16th century. There are tales of Vikings and smugglers. Archaeologists have found that some settlements here go back to the Stone Age.
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Jenny
64 contributions
Stunning
Jun 2021
A steep hill out of Bantham which may make you pant a bit. Never mind there is a bench on the way where you can get your breath back and admire the view. A lovely walk. Listen to the skylarks, look for dolphins, ships, watch out for golf balls, the view up the estuary is stunning too.
Written July 14, 2021
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Lynda S
4 contributions
One of the most beautiful beaches in Devon ruined by dogs
Aug 2019 • Family
Took my children here living quite nearby in Plymouth, only to discover dogs allowed on beach all year round. Beach was full of dogs off leads, terrorising children in the water and making my children's visit quite miserable. Shame to have such a beautiful beach spoiled for children.
Written August 27, 2019
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susan s
Bournemouth, UK208 contributions
Great coastal walk
Jun 2019 • Couples
We spent a week in Thurlestone and walked some of the coastal path every day. This was a lovely walk across and along the golf course, then along the cliff edge. You then cross a field of cattle before reaching Bantham and the beach. Our dog was on lead for the walk other than on the beach. This was due to both the steep cliff edge and the cattle! She also could not go on the main beach even though it was practically empty, but you can walk around the dunes to get to another part of the beach near the river. You can see Burgh Island, but you can't reach it due to the river. Twice a day a ferry runs, but we never saw it. The Sloop Inn was great, as was the food from the Gastrobus although a bit pricey. The walk is easy and not too hilly with clear signposts apart from a shortcut to The Sloop, which wasn't posted at the top of the field. Never mind we needed the exercise!
Written July 3, 2019
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polartrek
Buckinghamshire, UK260 contributions
Colourful coastal path
Jun 2019 • Couples
Truly colourful coastal path . Thurlestone has the Vintage inn, Bantham has the Sloop . Surfers galore at Bantham beach.
A real patchwork quilt of attractive Devon rural scenery. Soak up the sun.

Also did part of Avon estuary walk.
Written June 25, 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,539 contributions
Lovely walk
Jun 2019 • Solo
I walked the Coastal part of this walk on Day 34 of my South West Coast Path walk. Very windy the day I visited and magnificent cliff views throughout.
Written June 15, 2019
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jawoolgar
Devon, UK4 contributions
Coastal walk.
Sep 2018
Spectacular coastal walk. Many level areas so it’s not too strenuous. The views are incredible with Burgh Island a feature near Bantham. Gulls and Cormorants are the most common but a lot of other wildlife here.
Written November 7, 2018
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Kevan W
Quinta do Lago, Portugal1,644 contributions
Fantastic coastal views
Aug 2018 • Family
Before doing the coastal walk I recommend that you put on your wet suit and going ‘drifting’ from Bantham Sailing Club down the River Avon and then climb out on the beach once you’ve drifted past the headland. Loved it so much just letting Mother Nature take control that we did it 3 times back to back.
The coastal route walk is stunning with great views of Burgh Island. The tide was out when we went and then in when we came back as you can see in the photos.
Recommend you stop in the ‘Village Inn’ in Thurlestone and have a pint of ‘Jail Ale’.
Written August 25, 2018
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canigonow2017
United Kingdom124 contributions
Great walks
Jul 2018 • Couples
You got to do it to appreciate it. The weather was amazing for our trip so we’ve witnessed Devon at its best. The daily coastal walks were breath taking. A cooling dip at the beaches helped break up the walks.
Written July 15, 2018
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swatipareek24
London, UK70 contributions
Lovely beach
Apr 2018 • Family
Lovely sandy beach. Spacious car park. Water was clean. People do surfing, flying kites etc. We all enjoyed a lot specially kids.
Written May 16, 2018
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43gep
West Malling, UK41 contributions
A ‘whale’ of a time...
Apr 2018 • Couples
What a great little place, perfectly formed and very charming with a great choice of fish on the menu. Flavours, spices used just complimented everything. Service and the warm family feel made this a great night to remember. Loved sitting on a table with people we didn’t know but if you’re looking for a romantic meal for two not recommended. This place is fun, lively and very atmospheric.
Written April 6, 2018
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