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Beautiful Beach and inland lake.

Obviously the current glorious weather is a big factor, but this beach is huge and not crowded... read more

Reviewed yesterday
halfboard
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Bristol
DEVON'S ANSWER TO CHESIL BEACH

When we visited the road was closed due to erosion but one can still walk along the beach. Slapton... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MYDOGISFINN
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Emsworth, 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” (23 reviews)
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Slapton TQ72TQ, England
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"who lost their lives"
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"the start bay inn"
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"long beach"
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"american soldiers"
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"sherman tank"
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"coast road"
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"mackerel"
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"operation tiger"
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"south devon"
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Reviewed yesterday

Obviously the current glorious weather is a big factor, but this beach is huge and not crowded. Busiest section is the Strete Gate area at the north end, where those without swimwear probably out number those with. But plenty of space for all to enjoy...More

Thank halfboard
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited the road was closed due to erosion but one can still walk along the beach. Slapton is rather like Chesil beach in that it is a narrow strip of land with a lagoon on one side and the sea on the other...More

2  Thank MYDOGISFINN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a day walking the full length of the beach. A beautiful area with the fresh water lake on one side of the road and the beach and sea on the other. A fantastic place.

Thank smithie54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day and evening in an uncrowded environment. Beach kiosks and lical tiwn have facilities to meet every taste. Enjoy M

Thank martin s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked several times along this stretch of coast and each time it was quite lovely. Naturally the weather was simply gorgeous.

Thank JP B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historically place to visit. I was talking to a local man who was telling me the history of what happened on Slapton sands during the war. Very interesting place to go.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely long long beach for families to enjoy. The beach does shelve, so keep an eye on the little ones. That said the water here is so clean and with the small villages of Slapton and Torcross near by then you can either stock up...More

3  Thank markdenning30
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

We have been visiting this beach for nearly 50 years and have loved it. It is so sad to see that "the Beast from the East" managed to destroy such a large area of the beach. You can get round from Strete to Slapton via...More

Thank SheffieldPip
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Great views, walks and humbling history too. Shame the road hasn’t been repaired and reopened, the back roads are beautiful but deadly with the increased traffic.

1  Thank JIMartin
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

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

2  Thank Bopeep1947
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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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