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Slapton Sands

Between Strete and Torcross on the A379, Slapton TQ72TQ, England
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Part of our history.

We walked some of our lunch off, nice breezy afternoon. The history told with the tank memorial... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2016
Tracy S
Bromley, United Kingdom
What a sight!

Did two walks here during half term one from the top car park (free) the second from the middle... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2016
Coventry, 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 good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature reserve” (44 reviews)
“car park” (44 reviews)
“shingle beach” (22 reviews)
Between Strete and Torcross on the A379, Slapton TQ72TQ, England
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

We walked some of our lunch off, nice breezy afternoon. The history told with the tank memorial was inspiring and emotional.

2  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Did two walks here during half term one from the top car park (free) the second from the middle (pay and display). Hard walking over the stone but very enjoyable. The two walks were completely opposite the first very rough sea the second like a...More

1  Thank DGD3020
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Slapton Ley is a long stretch of shingle, the one side of which lies an inland nature reserve lake, and the other golden shingle and wonderful sea. During a heavy wind the waves are magnificent, aided by the steepness of the beach. When the sea...More

1  Thank Bitabix
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We love Slapton, but the ever shrinking car park (washed away by the sea) and the flood to be negotiated to get into the parking can be a challenge. Soon the sea will have taken all the parking away :( Lovely beach for hunting for...More

1  Thank LMouse
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Great place for walking and taking in nature. Some good eateries to stop in on route. Its odd that the car park charges. I imagine that its great for bird watchers.

1  Thank notria123
Reviewed October 4, 2016

There are public toilets at both ends of this beach and occassionally an ice cream van. Other than that it's just you and the pebbles. My dog loves it. We park sat the Torcross end and walk to the war memorial along the Slapton Ley,...More

1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

My partner and i love history and the history behind this beach is tremendous. Its a must for history buffs. To think more soldiers died here than Normandy beach and this was only a practice run for the real war. All those died due to...More

1  Thank Oahu55
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This area is a must for history buffs to see where the American forces trained for the D day landings during WW2,even leaving an old tank behind which is placed in a car park across from the sands.The sands do make a great walk as...More

1  Thank Grandpa529
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we were welcomed by sheila and paul two fantastic hosts that could not do any better for you ( thank you so much) . The site being owned by the camping n caravan club is truley a flagship site . Everything in order...More

1  Thank Doug M
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced parking, with good toilet facilities. Long sandy beach with plenty of room and nice lake for walking round other side of road. Very peaceful

1  Thank clive j
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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.
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
September 21, 2016|
Response from clive j | Reviewed this property |
The tank was open air so should be able to visit anytime