Slapton Sands

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Slapton Sands
4.5
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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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Beatrice H
Exeter, UK2,548 contributions
Historic less busy beach
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Gorgeous empty shingle beach and national nature reserve. Easy parking and local busses. Facilities at Tor Point. interesting WWII history.
Written 23 July 2021
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RealityCheck2013
Bristol, UK682 contributions
Mother Nature rules here
Jun. 2021 • Couples
This place is deliberately non commercial, for several reasons
1 there is a wildfowl lake right next to the causeway that runs between it and the sea
2 900 soldiers lost there lives after there ship was torpedoed during 5he rehearsal of the d day landings so as a mark of respect nature rules
The place is beautiful with a three mile beach which is shingle with the sea a lovely colour depending on the day
Start bay, slapton sands or torcross as it is known is a lovely place and great for walking, at one end if the beach there are a few eating places and a car park, but it’s all low key.
There is a public toilet and a Sherman tank that was salvaged from the sea several years ago and has a plaque in it explaining the day,
By the toilets there are three information plaques explaining in detail the history of 5he whole area and as far as I know this area is not a naturist area as previously mentioned in a review..
The area has some accommodation that can be rented for those wishing to stay here but it’s not cheap.
The journey from Dartmouth to here is lovely but the roads are a bit twisty, but the view of the beach from up hi on the road is lovely.
This is a back to nature tranquil place that’s holds tragedy in its history but is beautiful , you can swim here but the beach suddenly dips shortly after you get in, many years ago a storm smashed the place e and the road had to be rebuilt.
Mother Nature rules here and has proved it .
Written 13 July 2021
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Hazel J
Southampton, UK43 contributions
a lovely part of the world
Jun. 2021
Very interesting area as 930 US soldiers died here just before D-Day - we had drinks at the Billy Can - amazing value for money and such nice owners
Written 27 June 2021
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Carly Smith
Colchester, UK310 contributions
Didnt rate it
May 2021 • Couples
Maybe cos of covid but this place was pretty dead, windy overcast weather didnt help the appeal. Beach was just shingle and hard to walk on. Had a nice whippy icecream at one of the seafront cafes but they took forever to serve us. Probably wouldn’t return
Written 11 May 2021
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK307 contributions
Dont mention the war...?
Sep. 2020
Wide shingle beach with plenty of room to social distance. There is a n extensive car park with an obelisk set up by the American Army thanking the vilages of South Hams for their assistance in the war, but curiously no mention of the tragic disaser which happened here when a "practice" for DDay went wrong with the loss of hundreds of lives
Written 19 October 2020
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Jonathan M
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CAMPERVANS NOT WELCOME!
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Campervans NOT welcome! Went for lunch and a walk but couldn't do either because the car park spaces are so small even the cars are overhanging and the signs say you must fit within the bay. The middle car park has a height barrier. A local told us we WILL be fined if we don't fit. Had to leave, clearly the local authorities don't want us to spend money in this area. They couldn't make it clearer that they don't want motorhomes and campers there. Even more tragic is the fact that all the car parks were virtually empty and the cafés etc all looked dead. Several campervans were looking to park at the same time and they left also. DO NOT VISIT, you will only be disappointed and very angry like we were.
Written 16 October 2020
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andyhutchison
Kingsbridge, UK16 contributions
Camping
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Fabulous week on this camping and caravan site, lovely clean site, good facilities and great service from all the staff running the site, bit of a steep hill from the beach back to campsite but not a great distance and well worth the walk. Queens arms in the village is fabulous for food and keep a good pint, again an easy walk. Great little sandwich van at end of beach, bacon bap is delicious. Torcross at other end of beach is also a nice walk and well worth visiting, plenty of history from second world war when the area was evacuated for the American troops to practice for the D Day landings
Written 9 October 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,300 contributions
Dog Friednly
Aug. 2020
Not a sandy beach, but a pebble beach which is dog friendly which is great. We visited when the weather presenter said it was going to be a hot sunny day. When we arrived it was overcast and windy. That said, we still had a nice walk along the beach, wrapped up in a coat during August
Written 30 September 2020
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Woodychester1
Birkenhead, UK977 contributions
Always a good alternative on busy days
Jul. 2020 • Family
Massively long shingle beach . Easy access and very clear if cold water. Can always get on the beach without crowding even on busy days when smaller beaches are full.
Written 28 September 2020
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Fleur50
Midlands155 contributions
Lovely beach and nature reserve
Jul. 2020 • Couples
We visited not long after lockdown ended and really enjoyed the miles of beach, perfect for social distancing. We stayed at Slapton Sands camping and Caravanning clubsite which is an easy walk from the beach and nature reserve. Went for an evening walk and saw glow worms for the first time ever. Amazing. Also good place to start a walk along the coast path towards Dartmouth as you can catch a bus back. Only negative was the wild camping taking place in the nature reserve at the east end of the beach, even though signs forbade it.
Written 18 September 2020
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