ON YOUR DOOR STEP
Burgh Island & Bantham Pictured
South Milton Sands is at its best in the evening, so why not take a barbeque, a beer and watch the sun go down ... making memories.
LOWER TERAWHITI FARM, SOUTH MILTON, KINGSBRIDGE, SOUTH DEVON, TQ7 3JT
Tel: 07545650868 or 07974405048
From the National Trust car park at South Milton, Hope Cove is just a half hour walk across the South West Coastal Path. This small historic fishing village is home to two sandy beaches (dogs welcome on the larger beach), the Hope and Anchor Pub, The Cove Café Bar, a village shop, public toilets, car park and some stunning coastal walks to Bolberry Down and beyond.
A visit to the South Hams is not complete unless you have been to the vibrant and nautical coastal town of Salcombe which is a five mile car journey from the campsite. Complete with a busy harbour and appealing coves and beaches, you cannot help but be enticed ! The narrow streets are packed with shops, bars and restaurants and the children will love the beaches of North Sands and South Sands. Other coves are accessible via the foot ferry to East Portlemouth. There are several boat trips which can be taken from Salcombe to Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and around the coast, or you can hire your own boat for the day. In the summer months Salcombe is bustling with people and as car parking is limited we do suggest you take the Park and Ride bus down to the town (the signs for this are on the approach road into Salcombe).
The nearest supermarkets, banks and shopping facilities are located in the traditional market town of Kingsbridge which is just three miles from the farm. Located on the tidal estuary, Kingsbridge has a charm of its own and is full of cafes, bars, places to eat and it even has its own cinema. One pub not to be missed is The Crabshell which is situated right on the waters edge. They serve great food and ales. You can sit back and relax whilst the children are allowed to go crabbing off the waters edge (they even sell crabbing lines and buckets) and/or why not try stand up paddle boarding from The Crabshells own SUP School Waterborn. There is also a scentic ferry, the River Maid, which you can hop on board from the Kingsbridge Estuary and it will take you straight through to Salcombe.
You'll find plenty to do here in the heart of the South Hams.
Within just a short walk of the farm is the charming village of Thurlestone where you will find the village shop and post office. The beautiful Thurlestone Golf Course offers spectacular views over the coast and non-members are welcome, There is the 16th Century "Village Inn" which is steeped in history and serves freshly prepared food daily. Children and dogs welcome and free Wifi comes as standard. The four star Thurlestone Hotel sits impressively behind the pub and is open to non-residents but booking is advisable if you wish to sample their cuisine.
A visit to Bantham Beach is a must whilst staying at Terawhiti Farm. Bantham is a 3 mile drive in the car or a 30-45 minute walk over the South West Coastal Path.
Bantham Beach is one of South Devon's most impressive beaches and it offers picturesque scenery with views over to the famous Burgh Island. Bantham was named as number six in The Lonely Planet 2015 Guide to the top ten beaches in Europe. It is one of the best surf beaches in South Devon and at low tide you can walk round the corner to Bigbury Bay and across to Burgh Island where you can spend a moment in the 700 year old pub "The Pilchard Inn" or if you fancy a treat why not book yourself into the Burgh Island Hotel.
Bantham Beach is privately owned and there is a large car park where a daily parking fee is charged. There are toilets, the Gastro Bus and surfing equipment hire and lessons available from the Bantham Surfing Academy. A short stroll up from the car park will take you to the historical Sloop Inn where you can sample a local ale and grab a bite to eat. Children and dogs welcome.
There is plenty to do, even within walking distance of Lower Terawhiti Farm.
One of the main beaches in the area is South Milton Sands which is just a 10 minute stroll from the camp site and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This is a stunning stretch of pure golden sand and crystal clear waters, and is home to the iconic arched monolith called Thurlestone Rock.
South Milton sands is a super beach for children. At low tide a vast expanse of rock pools appear and they naturally provide a safe and shallow area for swimming. (The beach can be accessed by walking down the village road from the campsite which is push-chair friendly or across the fields which is not as suitable for buggies).
For those of you who enjoy diving and snorkelling there are a number of ship wrecks which can be reached off South Milton sands though you will need to bring your own equipment.
If kayaking, wind surfing or stand up paddle boarding is more your thing, then visit Surfin Sam on the beach who will happily hire you all you need for a fun packed afternoon (including wet suits).