We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lost Village of Hallsands

12 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Lost Village of Hallsands

12 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Devon
from USD 110.56
More Info
from USD 20.73
More Info
from USD 885.87
More Info
12Reviews1Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 6
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Mike wrote a review Nov. 2019
2 contributions
Health and safety concerns means that you can no longer scramble down to the village itself but there is a useful information board giving details of the disaster albeit with a few bits missing. A walk from here to Start Point Lighthouse is a must on a fine day but check opening times if you want to go inside the lighthouse.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
k r wrote a review Oct. 2019
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom1,922 contributions331 helpful votes
I knew a little of the story of the lost village of Hallsands, the information boards on the viewing platform tell the story well. Dredging of sand and gravel from close offshore for building work to enlarge the docks at Plymouth caused the beach at Hallsands to disappear, despite warnings that this would occur. There was an enquiry, but dredging resumed. Eventually in 1917 a gale breached the sea defences causing much damage. Gradually the village was destroyed. The two remaining houses can be viewed from the viewing platform. Our visit was part of our walk from Beesands to Start Point and back along the coast path, which was steep in parts but not too challenging.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
PeaQubed (Phoebe Heard) wrote a review Aug. 2019
Penang Island, Malaysia635 contributions81 helpful votes
+1
We rented a lovely cottage right on the shore at Hallsands. Just 5 minutes walk form the Lost village at Hallsands, which was swept away in winter storms in 1917. Unfortunately, you can’t walk down to the old village now because of cliff erosion, but there is a viewing platform form which you can see the lost village. We also walked to start point light house about 40 minutes walk. It’s a beautiful walk, but you have to pay 5 pounds each to have to go into the light house, which seems a bit excessive. Our cottages is right in the beach at Hallsands with magnificent view out to sea and along the coast towards Dartmouth. It’s a shingle beach but very quite. And our two young kids could happily run around and play on their own. On the downside, it’s a slow drive, along very narrow roads to get here and to go anywhere else, but that said, it worth it when you arrived!!!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
413gailg wrote a review Sep. 2018
Durham, United Kingdom588 contributions69 helpful votes
I was out on a coastal walk with a friend and he suggested we visit this site. It tells the story of how the village began and then disappeared into the sea. Very interesting.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2018
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Taxwizzard wrote a review Oct. 2017
Staffs162 contributions114 helpful votes
If you want to reflect upon greed and ignorance and what happens to innocent people when those two things are combined, then this lost village is essential. The storyboards on the viewing platform tell the whole horrible tale and give the why and how the villagers lost their homes, livelihoods and then were swindled out of rightful compensation. There is a car park just on the edge of the village where a £2 donation is asked for. It is then a short walk to the platform. It is in a beautiful setting and the villagers stories will haunt you.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2017
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous