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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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November 2016

Definite place to see and get the trails leaflets. We got ours from the bird hide. It was drizzly when we went but in the wooded area by the lakes it was better. Lovely having... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definite place to see and get the trails leaflets. We got ours from the bird hide. It was drizzly when we went but in the wooded area by the lakes it was better. Lovely having the sea one side and the Ley on the other.

Thank newpastures
Smithfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read about it, including the history, but, once there, it exceeded expectations. Would think there is something for everyboday and anyone. There is parking (better / more that other such places). The most obvious area is the beach, and, yes, the evident erosion, but, it is nature at work. The Ley / lagoon area, with the aquatic birdlife... More 

Thank RednekFNQ
Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 mill pond so much so I found a new hobby skimming the lovely flat stones... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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 is calm, lie back and listen to the waves caressing the beach. The view is... More 

Thank Bitabix
West Midlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 shells and pretty pebbles. Often and ice cream van there too. We always look at... More 

Thank LMouse
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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.

Thank notria123
Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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, then back along the shoreline for lunch at Torcross.

Thank Roger E
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 different frequency and lack of communication... and the cover up.

Thank Oahu55
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 they stretch for miles.The whole area is a must to visit.

Thank Grandpa529

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