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Peace on thebeaches where hundreds died

The black Sherman tank overlooking the beach at Torcross should warn you that all is not as first... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
gl8246
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Medway
Bit of spinning for Mackerel

Excellent late season sport. Spinning for Mackerel & Garfish. Beach tiring to walk on! Plenty of... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
PHEL56
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York, United Kingdom
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“shingle beach”(26 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 September 20, 2017

The black Sherman tank overlooking the beach at Torcross should warn you that all is not as first it seems. The narrow sliver of sand stretching over a mile between Torcross and Slapton village is quiet, peaceful, undisturbed today, save for the plaintive cries of...More

2  Thank gl8246
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Excellent late season sport. Spinning for Mackerel & Garfish. Beach tiring to walk on! Plenty of parking. Good views of Start bay

1  Thank PHEL56
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Very long shingle beach which slopes steeply into the sea. Interesting small village with pub and few shops. Some parking at either end of the beach which has the main road running along side it. The wetland behind the beach and road is of great...More

1  Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Lovely site ... great staff and wonderful views of the sea from every pitch ... great facilities and easy walk down to the beach. Good pubs within walking distance and a bakers visist twice a week ... fab bread and lovely bits and pieces on...More

1  Thank Stantonlin
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Lovely clear water & surprisingly warm! There is a steep incline into the water, and you have to keep hold of the little ones as it can be quite strong just paddling. Our 10 yr old, was safe swimming in it. It's very clear &...More

Thank Msmslt
Reviewed September 7, 2017

An awesome place, when you consider what happened here, and think about all those lives lost it sends a shiver down the spine.

1  Thank Sirmike3806
Reviewed September 5, 2017

enjoyed a few hours at slapton beach , parked near the entrance of slapton ley at the beach car park. Life guard on duty and toilet facilities in the car park. Beach a mix of sand and shingle / pebbles.

1  Thank andrebelg
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Slapton Sands are great. There is a safe swimming area with life guards. There is plenty of parking and the toilets are clean. It is a great spot to do some beach casting and the mackerel are delicious!

Thank Luckylea
Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is another review of Slapton Sands -this time with concerns with car parking! I visited this place again recently and I must warn tourists to NEVER EVER visit this part of Devon. It is NOT recommended, the area has got much, much worse over...More

2  Thank Mark T
Reviewed August 29, 2017

we had a pleasant time on the shingle beach well worth the walk down from the caravan club site we was staying at'

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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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