The beach at Slapton is a stunning, smooth pebble beach, situated between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge on the South Devon Coast – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area attracts visitors from around the world for its nature reserve and scenic countryside and coastline.
A thriving local community and excellent local amenities create an atmosphere of friendliness and fun, with a choice of accommodation from top class hotels to the outdoor thrills of camping.
With the local church dating from around the 14th Century, Slapton has always been a small coastal village and is noted for its beach and the nature reserve of Slapton Ley, the result of rising sea levels around 5000 years ago.
Slapton Sands was the scene of an ill-fated military exercise in 1944, Excercise Tiger. A Sherman tank recovered from where it sank during this action now stands in Torcross as a memorial to those who were lost.
Things to do
Slapton sands is a popular beach, loved for its unspoilt surroundings and tranquil setting. Nearby you’ll find the pretty village of Torcross at the end of the beach, which has an active artist’s colony and good choice of places to eat. The entire area is excellent for walking and sightseeing, and Slapton Ley nature reserve is the largest body of freshwater in the South West and packed with rare plants and wildlife.
Food and drink
If you’re planning on going self-catering, Slapton has a fine range of independent shops where you can buy all types of good quality local produce.