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Slapton Sands
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Slapton
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 7, 2018

My last review of Slapton Sands included reference to the closure of the A379, the beautiful coast road. I spoke recently to the contractors working on the road realignment and repair and I was advised it will be open before the end of October. Great news for the locals and for visitors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bopeep1947
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"shingle beach"
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"nature reserve"
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"sherman tank"
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"lovely beach"
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"fish and chips"
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"plenty of parking"
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"half way"
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"long beach"
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"fresh air"
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"long walk"
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"well worth a visit"
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"fantastic place"
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This wonderful stretch of South Hams coast is, unfortunately, difficult to access easily as the coast road from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth has been closed awaiting reinstatement after storm damage.This work will be completerd soon - check before you travel. But the area is still there to be seen by the more persistent visitor. The great sweep of Start bay is best seen from the approach from the Dartmouth direction, before arriving at the barrier. Slapton Sands, together with the WW2 tank memorial, pubs and restaurants is only accessed from the opposite direction via Kingsbridge.
Don't be put off - it really is a delight - either way!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank properjob929
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Went camping at Slapton Sands through the camping and caravan club - excellent site with amazing views and walking distance to the "beach" and nice places to eat - staff at the camp site were very helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 23trish55
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had planned to drive from Kingsbridge to Torcross and all along Slapton Sands, as we had never been to this part of Devon before.
We were enjoying the experience of the waves crashing into the shore on our right, but about half way along the road we suddenly came to a halt, discovering the road ahead was closed. We were sent on a diversion that took us many miles out of our way and it took us ages, along tortuously narrow roads to get to Stoke Fleming.
I cannot recall any signs in Torcross or before saying our journey would be subject to a diversion. It spoiled what had hitherto been an enjoyable day, despite the wet weather.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kittyginger
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Have driven past this beach a few times and didn't realise it's beauty until taking a trip specifically to there.

We enjoyed chilling there for a couple hours in the September sun admiring the views and pebbles on the beach with our 2 year old.

Loved it and will deffo come here again!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reena83
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