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An uncommercialised beach

A long windswept beach - and with a tragic story to tell from the Second World War. If you are not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KuleDude
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Walk along a historic beach

Great place for a beach walk, can be calm or very wild. You can walk from end to end either along... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alank939
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Hereford, 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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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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony P
Reviewed November 6, 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
Thank anthonyfj
Reviewed November 4, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marklyminster
Reviewed October 30, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fishypioneer
Reviewed October 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ranastdon
Reviewed October 23, 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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aidanbbk
August 30, 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
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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