Bantham Beach & Avon Estuary

Picture by Steven Haywood

Picture by Steven Haywood

Mark Harold, South West Regional Director for the National Trust said: “We have today been informed by the agents acting on behalf of Evan’s Estates that we have been unsuccessful in our bid to purchase Bantham Beach and Avon Estuary in South Devon.

We are extremely disappointed at this decision.  We, along with many thousands of people who have contacted us over the past few weeks encouraging our involvement in its future, care very passionately about Bantham.  We believe this is a very special place, held dear in the hearts of many, not only locally, but also those who have fond memories of childhoods and family times spent there.

We will of course continue to care and protect for ever and for everyone the 40 miles and 3,000 hectares of the South Devon coast we already care for. We would also want, if possible, to work with any future owners of Bantham Beach & Estuary and ensure that this beautiful location is continued to be enjoyed by the many thousands of people who have told us how much it means to them.

We would like to thank everyone for their support of our fundraising appeal. As a charity the Trust relies on the generous support of its supporters who help us care for some of the most beautiful and vulnerable stretches of coastal land in the country.”

 

3 comments

  1. JB   •  

    Be useful to know who has bought it and what their plans are. can you tell us?

    • Sarah   •  

      Details have not yet been released by the agents, but we will update you as soon as we know more.

  2. Geoff Rogers   •  

    Can’t help thinking that to preserve this for all people for all time would have been much better than preserving a leaky “castle”.

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