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Slapton Sands

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Address: Between Strete and Torcross on the A379, Slapton TQ72TQ, England

Naturist beach which is located on Slapton Sands, near Strete, south of...

Naturist beach which is located on Slapton Sands, near Strete, south of Dartmouth. In 1944, it was the site of the World War II military exercise, Exercise Tiger.

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A real gem of South Devon

A shingle bank separating the the sea from the largest natural fresh water lake in the South West. Bird life on the lake which is caller Slapton Ley is wonderful with hides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerry L
Blackborough Devon England
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Blackborough Devon England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A shingle bank separating the the sea from the largest natural fresh water lake in the South West. Bird life on the lake which is caller Slapton Ley is wonderful with hides positioned round it. Good food can be found in Torcross at the Southern end and in Slapton village. Wonderful beach with safe bathing in the summer. Several WW2... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst cod and chips for a very long while, had takeaway most went in the bin, unfortunately we had moved away from the front otherwise we would have taken them back.. Thin grey and watery fish. So for £7.95 each poor value.

Thank mark b
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362 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach with good parking and normally fairly calm seas, clean gravel, it looks like sand but it isn't. there is a fair amount of parking which has to be paid for.

Thank debcox
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide long stunning views with beautiful blue sea actually saw a whale in the bay along with dolphins and seals

Thank fouracre2000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely long beach walk. very windy . interesting history from WW2. Also bird sanctuary . It is a busy road- so be sure to walk on the beach.

Thank scrappydee
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can enjoy Slapton Sands on 2 levels. It's a lovely beach (pebbles) with a lovely view , then there are the 2 memorials to the WW2 incident that cost many American service men their lives while practicing for D-Day

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Saw a humpback whale before it became public knowledge. Had the privilege to sit and watch it before crowds arrived! So much wildlife in the area with Slapton Ley behind you. Dolphins, porpoises, gannets and various gulls were spotted. The local friendly seal wasn't impressed nobody noticed him. He kept coming to the edge of the beach but people wanted... More 

Thank fishypioneer
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visit here many times, whether its cycling through or coming with family and friends. The views are fab and there is a couple of places at each end of the beach to get refreshments. Plenty of parking too! Although some you will need to pay.

Thank AshleyTorbay
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wildlife, sea views and a flat walk as far as you want to go. History all around, a perfect venue for a family outing to get fresh air. There are two very good eateries at Torcross, the Boat House and The Start Bay Inn, both welcoming. The main public car park at Torcross is closed, occupied by engineering equipment to... More 

Thank The2urers
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Slapton Sands worth a visit to see exactly where the very sad events happened and to give a thought to the number of men lost

Thank johndavey

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