About Higher Aunemouth Farm

Our Main Camping field

A small and basic but pretty camp ground without designated pitches or electricity 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 a bit more space and facilities, check out Williams Field, 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.

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

Arrival and booking
There are no designated pitches at Higher Aunemouth, we have room for about 20 tents/vans in the first ‘tree’ field and a further 25 or so in our second field, an open field, very simple, with composting loos, a water point and views of the moors, during weekends in June/July and the main 6 week summer holiday. Please pitch to the sides of the campsite to allow others to pass through either in amongst the trees or on the main flat expanse of the field. Please call or email us when you’d like to come as the site gets busy during half terms, bank holiday weekends and school summer holidays, therefore booking is advisable at these times. If you book, you’re guaranteed a space although we can’t reserve any particular area. We also ask for your first night’s stay as a deposit (non refundable) during the main holidays. (An answer phone is on if we’re out) We tend to come up to the site in the mornings and early evenings to say hello and take payment. Cash or cheque preferred please.

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!