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One of the most beautiful coastal stretches in the south west

First I'd like to add, this nature reserve and area of natural outstanding beauty doesn't 'want... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mr P
Wonderful

What a beautiful place to just visit for a lovely walk listening to the sound of the waves with the... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Nicola R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature reserve” (46 reviews)
“car park” (46 reviews)
“shingle beach” (22 reviews)
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Slapton TQ72TQ, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First I'd like to add, this nature reserve and area of natural outstanding beauty doesn't 'want' tourists, it has never needed tourists, there is no tourist industry here! Very few businesses which rely on tourism. If you are looking for somewhere to stuff your face...More

5  Thank Mr P
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to just visit for a lovely walk listening to the sound of the waves with the sun shining on the water. Absolutely wonderful. The colours of the sea and the sandy beach we're a delight even in February.

1  Thank Nicola R
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Nature made this a beautiful place. History has made it a special one. The beach, which is small pebble and gravel rather than sand, curves for a mile or so along the shore between Torcross and Strete. The A179 road from between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

I may be biased because I'm quite local, but we visit this stretch of coastline many times a year. It is unique in that for nearly 2 miles, a road on a shingle bank, separates the Atlantic from a freshwater ley, which in itself is...More

Thank Therealartestu
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Very picturesque. With houses right on beach. A memorial to hundreds of American servicemen killed during a practice for D Day, when German E Boats surfaced and just slaughtered them.

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

... with a wonderful drive there winding through a range of hills and coves. Easy parking and calm waters with enough space for all.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

The sands are beautiful and great to take a walk alone and see wildlife. I visited Torcross Sherman tank but was left feeling a little disappointed that such historic event lacked information.

1  Thank 413gailg
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Slapton Sands although beautiful has a haunting air. With the huge loss of lives during the U boat attacks. There is a sad lack of information and it is well worth doing an internet search before hand to truly grasp the enormity of this terrible...More

2  Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

In 1944 a rehearsal for D-Day took place at Slapton Sands. It became one of the worst tragedies of the war. German Torpedo boats were hunting off the Devon shore and picked up Allied radio traffic. The E-boats were spotted by the Royal Navy corvette...More

3  Thank Sailorsgirl
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Really enjoyable afternoon spent here. We really enjoyed the nature reserve, spent a lot of time in the hide watching the birds on the lake. Popped in to the Start Bay Inn for a coffee and compared our photos while enjoying the sea air.

2  Thank thegamesplayer
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Mr-Tuffys-pick-n-mix
March 18, 2018|
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Response from gl8246 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall there was no charge at the US war memorial, but there is at the tank and toilet area. I would be surprised if there was a charge for disabled parking if you have a blue card parking permit.
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Valerie G
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Grandpa529 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is sand but the beach is mostly shingle. in answer to your question yes you would be able to build sandcastles.
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1jamie
September 21, 2016|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
The tank is an open display, it is situated on the car park at the far end of Slapton Sands
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