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Great beach for walks - D Day practise location

You cannot miss this place. Really unusual with the inland lake and the road that you can drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anthonyfj
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Telford, United Kingdom
Beautiful stretch of coast

Lovely coast and a wonderful coastal walk to Beesands. Stayed in one of the cottages right opposite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marklyminster
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London, 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 plenty of parking fish and chips mackerel long beach fresh air half way long walk across the road fantastic place well worth a visit couple of hours pubs and restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank anthonyfj
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank marklyminster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank fishypioneer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ranastdon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sparkymg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first experienced Slapton Sands on a field course prior to doing my geography O level. I was probably too young for the sad history of the beach to mean too much but visiting it more recently with the greater awareness brought home to me...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning beach with lots of nature. I have been using it for more than 20 years, but the cafe has a noisy generator that drowns out nature, the sea birds have gone and no longer roost on the beach, probably driven away by hundreds...More

Thank Mick J
Reviewed 7 October 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...More

Thank Bopeep1947
Reviewed 7 October 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...More

Thank properjob929
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank 23trish55
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aidanbbk
30 August 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
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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