Just under a mile away is the larger village of Thurlestone where visitors can play golf and tennis at the local golf club; the golf course is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the South West. Other facilities include a shop and Post Office which opens year round, All Saints C of E church, and the Thurlestone Hotel with several restaurants and a spa. The local pub, The Village Inn, is open daily, all day at weekends. The village shop is open daily, all year round.

The nearest town of Kingsbridge has a lively high street with great independent shops including two butchers, a fishmonger and green grocer. On the first and third Saturday of the month, there is a farmers’ market until 1pm. You will also find several banks with ATMs and Boots the Chemist as well as Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets in the town. All the major supermarkets also deliver to Bantham.

On rainy days, the Quayside Leisure Centre and Kings Cinema are popular destinations.

Visitors needing to see a GP during their stay can book an appointment at the Norton Brook Medical Centre.