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Fabulous beach!

Lovely beach - all shingle and stone but still comfortable. Fishing opportunities amazing as the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CCS1985
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely beach

A little tricky to get to, due to road works on the main road, requiring a detour by some very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TimH255
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Gloucester, UK
via mobile
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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” (45 reviews)
“car park” (46 reviews)
“shingle beach” (23 reviews)
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Slapton TQ72TQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach - all shingle and stone but still comfortable. Fishing opportunities amazing as the mackerel chase the sprats. The white bait all wash up on the beach and the mackerel can be caught by hand there’s so many of them so close to shoreline!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A little tricky to get to, due to road works on the main road, requiring a detour by some very narrow lanes. Well worth it though. The Torcross Boathouse Restaurant served lovely fish and chips and the shingle beach was beautiful. Lovely clear water to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and dad used to take me and my brother and sister here 25 years ago for our summer holidays. It's still the beautiful beach that I remember. The only issue I had was that I wanted to park at 6pm for an hour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we live in southern California which is known for its beaches, I just couldn't believe the beauty of this long white beach! It just goes on and on! And there was plenty of parking, and I believe toilets available. The sea was really inviting...More

3  Thank boloca
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love this beach. It is vast and because of this it is never crowded. The area to the left, from the Strete entrance, is where you'll find naturists enjoying the sunny weather (ahem.. including me!) The beach is pebbled which means you do...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 7 July 2018

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.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 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 2 July 2018

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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Mr-Tuffys-pick-n-mix
19 March 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
7 February 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
21 September 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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