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Stunning views

Along beach with great views and adjacent parking. Great place to swim, but beware of the rapid... read more

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John-TQ
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English Riviera, United Kingdom
A breath of fresh air

Fabulous stretch of beach to blow away the cobwebs. Plenty of bird watching in the river behind and... read more

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pat c
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Watford, United Kingdom
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“shingle beach”(27 reviews)
“nature reserve”(47 reviews)
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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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Slapton, Kingsbridge TQ72TQ, England
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All reviews shingle beach nature reserve car park sherman tank lovely beach fish and chips plenty of parking mackerel half way long beach fresh air long walk easy parking well worth a visit fantastic place the start bay inn pubs and restaurants
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Reviewed yesterday

Along beach with great views and adjacent parking. Great place to swim, but beware of the rapid depth of water.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John-TQ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous stretch of beach to blow away the cobwebs. Plenty of bird watching in the river behind and wild life. History buffs will be keen to read about the tank and the tragic loss of life..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pat c
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

A great place for a walk with the dogs on New Year’s Day the beach was clean and you could also walk on the top above the beach off the sand if you find the sand difficult to walk on

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulrB3740CF
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Take a walk down the beach. Look at the tank and think about the history of this place. Such a sad mixture of history captured here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jencheltenham
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A long windswept beach - and with a tragic story to tell from the Second World War. If you are not aware of the history of the area, do read the information boards at the end of the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KuleDude
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Great place for a beach walk, can be calm or very wild. You can walk from end to end either along the shingle beach or on the top road or shore line. The road has just been reopened after being washed away. Plenty of places...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alank939
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Changes all the time, different tides, different winds and different seasons give it a constantly changing face. Always changing sometimes from day to day. Great for walks along the shore or arround the Ley. Great for dog walking. The bridge near the Ley carpark is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SteveGrandadDevon
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Even in late November this beach was wonderful. Yes it was windy, but the views all around, the cafes and pubs, the great parking and the cleanliness was all there for a lovely walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Well worth a visit, a touch of history in the D-Day link, some lovely views, and the wildlife aspect is also a delight.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 6 November 2018

You cannot miss this place. Really unusual with the inland lake and the road that you can drive along all the way along the shingle bar. Car park half way along is a good place to stop (reasonable pay and display). Great for walks and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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terri j
13 February 2019|
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Response from Bopeep1947 | Reviewed this property |
No height restrictions but no overnight parking either. There’s a really good caravan park called Start Bay Caravan and Motorhome site which is in a delightful spot near Slapton Sands and is very well run and has all... More
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terri j
13 February 2019|
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Response from 9debsr | Reviewed this property |
There is payable parking don’t recall any height restrictions Think it’ll be best to contact the car park at the nature reserve or check the web Our relatives bought their camper & it was ok
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Mary B
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Response from 154wilfm | Reviewed this property |
Closest Railway Is Totnes Then You Can Get a bus to Slapton.
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