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A beach for all seasons

Changes all the time, different tides, different winds and different seasons give it a constantly... read more

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SteveGrandadDevon
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Excellent area

Even in late November this beach was wonderful. Yes it was windy, but the views all around, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike S
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“shingle beach”(26 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 across the road fantastic place the start bay inn
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Reviewed today

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

Thank SteveGrandadDevon
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank anthonyfj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely coast and a wonderful coastal walk to Beesands. Stayed in one of the cottages right opposite the sea, just breath taking too see the sun rise and set. Lovely for all the family to enjoy the beach.

Thank marklyminster
Reviewed 30 October 2018

As were on holiday the new stretch of road was being completed so there was little traffic about. Sat on the beach watching the waves and the gannets diving into the water. My Husband took his kayak out nearly every day and caught mackerel so...More

Thank fishypioneer
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Aways a pleasure to visit Slapton Sands. We really enjoy having a long walk beside the sea, or walking along the more firm path at the top of the sands. The latter walk is much more suitable for the older generation, like ourselves, being level...More

Thank ranastdon
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Popped in here on Saturday to take a look around and spent an enjoyable hour wandering about the Sherman tank and the history behind it's reason for being there is very thought provoking. There is a wild bird hide with good views too.

Thank Sparkymg
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I first experienced Slapton Sands on a field course prior to doing my geography O level. I was probably too young for the sad history of the beach to mean too much but visiting it more recently with the greater awareness brought home to me...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A stunning beach with lots of nature. I have been using it for more than 20 years, but the cafe has a noisy generator that drowns out nature, the sea birds have gone and no longer roost on the beach, probably driven away by hundreds...More

Thank Mick J
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aidanbbk
30 August 2018|
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Response from Mick J | Reviewed this property |
Beach is friendly to dogs with considerate owners. Free poo bags are available. Best place to paddle board is just up the coast from Blackpool sands as there are interesting rocky outcrops either side to explore and a little... More
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Mr-Tuffys-pick-n-mix
18 March 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
7 February 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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