We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Great place to walk around bird spotting

Lovely and unique place, plenty of things to see beautiful landscapes in a great location... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Hereford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Natural Beauty

This is a must to visit for any nature lover. There are many species of birds and flora with... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Brixham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 35 reviews
All photos (21)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the reserve”(4 reviews)
“lovely place”(4 reviews)
“lovely walk”(6 reviews)
Slapton, Kingsbridge, England
Improve This Listing
Reviews (35)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the reserve lovely place lovely walk slapton ley bird spotting pond dipping wild flowers free parking information boards bird hide car park bridge paths species viewing walks village
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely and unique place, plenty of things to see beautiful landscapes in a great location. Depending on the time of year you have plenty of different birds to see , a must for a leisurely stroll while enjoying the sea air

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alank939
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a must to visit for any nature lover. There are many species of birds and flora with excellent walks for all abilities there is the Slapton sands Torcross flat walk or for the more adventurous a circular walk commencing from the far end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Midhurst_Props
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Slapton Ley is a stunning, natural attraction that is very precious to locals and visitors alike. The storms of this spring have breached the A379, the road that separates The Ley from Start Bay, from Strete Gate to the Slapton turn, and the road is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bopeep1947
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Slapton Ley is a national nature reserve. A freshwater lake right next to the sea and it is the sea that threatens its existence for there have been warnings that if the main A379 is breached by the sea during storms again, they may not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Taxwizzard
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Spent a very enjoyable time in the hide identifying some of the birds and walking around the lake with the occasional stop to enjoy the view across the water. Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank thegamesplayer
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I visited slapton sands 31/08/2017 and took time to have a walk to slapton ley , first bird I saw perched by the bridge at the entrance was a female kingfisher and she staid long enough for a few photos. Saw a few warblers ,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank andrebelg
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We were staying close to Torcross so visited the village several times. The beach there is pebbles, not sand. One day we drove up to Slapton Bridge where you can park for free, and then took the yellow walk along part of the lake and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sianzy
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Having walked down Slapton Sands. We walked back around the reserve. Some lovely colourful butterflies and wild flowers.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ChocolateCousCous
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Nice area with lots of well signposted loops that can start and end at or near a pub. Very clean and lots of pooh bins. Long and short walks. 30 mins to 2 hours approx. A number of viewing huts available should it be wet...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank robwelf0
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

A must for bird watchers, and lovers of nature. Lots of parking nearby, public loos at Memorial car park (and usually ice cream van too). There are different length waymarked trails, all easy to follow. Hides for bird watchers, viewing platforms with info boards for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 664RachelH
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Slapton Ley Nature Reserve staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines