Stay: Burgh Island Hotel
Bantham Beach is a solid favourite among those who hold Devon close to their hearts – aka, anyone who’s ever been. It’s clean, safe, one of the best surfing beaches in the area and offers day excursions to nearby Burgh Island – but you’re not going just for the day. The island is host to the excellent Art-Deco inspired Burgh Island Hotel, which famously inspired the works of Agatha Christie, and features a croquet lawn, tennis courts, a spa and tidal seawater Mermaid Pool. Twice a day, watch as the tide cuts your island off from the busy mainland, and enjoy a secluded beach retreat like no other.