Discover Bantham (Guided SUP Day Trip)



Discover Britain’s spectacular coastline by paddleboard. This is our shortest sea excursion and a great chance to travel 6km with tidal assistance out into Bantham bay and the spectacular view of Burgh Island and Bigbury on Sea.

Starting in Aveton Gifford we’ll use the tide to help us on our route. Initially navigating moored boats, we’ll enjoy the clear, wide meandering sandy bottomed estuary through the early stages of the paddle. This paddle travels through South Devon’s AONB protected countryside and is a privileged to enjoy from the water.

We’ll pull our boards onto the banks for lunch before experiencing the exhilarating phenomenon of the narrowing estuary. The outgoing tide adds a little pace through the narrower reaches of the estuary and powers us through the last part of the paddle and onto the glorious sands of Bigbury-on-Sea. It’s a super fun way to arrive at the sea!


Additional information


07.45 – 19.00 approx

What we provide

Full tuition and guiding
SUP equipment (including wetsuit and jacket if required)

What you provide

Transport to and from Aveton Gifford (we’ll help arrange car share)

Kit list

Shoes for paddling – old trainers are fine
Waterproof / windproof and wetsuit if you have them (or we can provide)
Thermal layers for paddling
Dry bag
Any medication
Drinks bottle

Is it for me?

You’ll need some flatwater SUP experience, moderate fitness and the ability to self-rescue (get back on your board)

You will learn

Basic tide, weather and coastal navigation including taking part in a coastal journey

Trip outline

07.45 – Meet at Cottage Inn, BS1 6XG
19.00 – Return to Bristol
We’ll send full joining instructions near the date.