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Outstanding!

Those reviewers who speak highly of this shingle beach are right, it is a very special place but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bopeep1947
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Very underrated beach

For many years never bothered to stop here as we would head to the beaches of Prawle or Blackpool... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woodychester1
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Chester, 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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"who lost their lives"
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"american soldiers"
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"sherman tank"
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"long beach"
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"coast road"
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"operation tiger"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Those reviewers who speak highly of this shingle beach are right, it is a very special place but it’s future is very uncertain. Storms in the Spring of 2018 caused major damage to the A379, which separates fresh water Slapton Ley and Slapton Beach. Currently...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For many years never bothered to stop here as we would head to the beaches of Prawle or Blackpool sands. Part of the line and a great drive, the beach is literally miles long and never crowded even around the memorial in the middle or...More

1  Thank Woodychester1
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

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

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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

1  Thank Cageswood
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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

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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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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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