This was the view of Burgh Island from Bantham beach two weekends ago. We went along with our two kids, two nephews and bumped into quite a few other familiar faces. The summer crowds are long gone, and the waves were perfect for surfers and body boarders alike - the locals were making the most of it.
Bantham is pretty basic - a large car park full of VW Campers and surfboards on roof racks, a toilet or two, no cafes or ice cream stalls - and that's what makes it special. People's attitude is: we're here for the beach.
This is a great time of year to be in Devon.