About Higher Aunemouth Farm


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  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. Around 40 pitches available. 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.


There are eleven 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 or chemicals, the loos are completely environmentally friendly. I’m afraid we don’t have an Elsan.

compost loos

compost loo

No electricity. There are 4 standpipes for water, one located near the entrance of the field, two in the second field with washing up sinks 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 another sink near the entrance for washing up.

Campsite 3Recycling and rubbish
We champion recycling and have bins for you to separate anything that is recyclable; food waste, silver foil, plastics, glass, paper, cardboard. There is also a bin for general non-recyclable rubbish. Please help us to protect the environment and to keep the campsite eco-friendly and sustainable.

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

BBQs  & Firebowls
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 and Firebowls 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 communal fire pit for general use in the tree field; 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.

The ferry between Cockleridge (Bigbury side) and Coronation boat house (Bantham) is running until the end of September 10-12 & 2-4 every day @ £4 per person one way

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

vintage van 2nd field
2nd field old vans rule!
second field
tree field