About Higher Aunemouth Farm

Our Main Camping field
Sorry but we will remain CLOSED for  June and will then re–asses from around mid/late June. We are currently not taking any bookings or enquiries for July/Aug and will await further government and industry advice. stay safe everyone

If you have paid a deposit for the Bantham swoosh, we can transfer this for next year or you can put it towards another stay with us

A small and basic but pretty camp ground without designated pitches, electricity or hot water located ¼ mile from Bantham Beach, close to Thurlestone and Bigbury and 4½ miles from the South Hams town of Kingsbridge. Higher Aunemouth Farm campsite offers simple, wild, rustic camping for tents and camper vans (and small caravans by arrangement) within easy reach of this beautiful stretch of the South Hams coastline in South Devon and a 20 minute walk to the village of Bantham. Just compost loos, taps for water and a cold water outdoor shower. Dogs welcome.

We have lots of families with young children staying on the site, we kindly ask that music is turned off at 9pm and no noise please after 10pm.

Sorry but we do not take groups of under 18’s unless accompanied by at least one parent.

For more facilities, check out Williams Field, (closing Sep 3rd) great for individuals or groups of up to 4 families who all want to camp together. (Tents only, no campervans)


There are nine composting toilets or ‘long-drop’ loos. They are well designed and with just a scoop of sawdust thrown over, the waste matter gradually decomposes. As long as no non-biodegradable items go in, the loos are completely environmentally friendly.

compost loos

compost loo

No electricity we’re afraid, but there are 3 standpipes for water, one located near the entrance of the field, one in the second field and one further down amongst the trees down the slope on the left; an outside cold shower which has a wooden surround for privacy and a sink near the entrance for washing up.

Campsite 3Recycling and rubbish
We champion recycling and personally go through every bag of rubbish to pull out anything that is recyclable; food waste, solver foil, plastics, glass, paper, cardboard. There is also a bin for general non-recyclable rubbish and tin. You don’t have to help us but if you do, we like you……a lot.

Black bin rubbish is expensive to dispose of so the more we can recycle the better and this helps keep camping costs down.

Please do not throw bbq ashes into the hedge, extinguish with water immediately after use and dispose of them in the bins either by the firepit or the rubbish area. BBQs are permitted but off the ground. If you are using disposable ones, please grab some bricks which are near the rubbish point and put under your bbq to prevent the grass from burning. There are lots of trees in the field so please, no open fires. There is a fire pit for general use; wood and kindling is available on request. at £5 a bag. We also have 4 fire-pits available for hire.

welcome sign

To walk to the beach avoiding the road: turn right out of the site, walk along the main road for about 100 metres and then turn right at the ‘farms only’ sign. Go down the hill and turn left at the bottom and just keep going straight following the estuary path for about 10/15 mins eventually bringing you the the back of Bantham stores and shop. Turn right at the end of the shop to go to the village, past The Sloop Inn and onto the beach

For more views of the site, check out our Facebook page, Higher Aunemouth Camping.

tree swinging fun

tree swinging fun on the camp ground!

main camp field 4

camper van cool amongst the trees

second overflow field

second ‘overflow’ field

main camping field

main camping field

main camp field

main camp field


firebowl for rent

map of site

Inspired by the kids!