Slapton Sands Beach

Slapton Sands is a large shingle bar bordered by water on both sides, the lake behind is freshwater. This beach is exposed and is being washed away at an alarming rate.

This bar provides a good location for gentle walks including the Ley nature reserve. On a windy day watersports gather to kite surf and windsurf in the bay.

Slapton Sands was evacuated during World War II to allow raining for Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe by Allied forces. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (commonly known as D-Day).

An American Sherman Tank stands as a memorial to Americans that died when attacked by a German E-boat whilst practising for D-Day landings.

Facilities include parking at Torcross, Slapton or Strete and cafes and pubs at Torcross.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Slapton Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Slapton Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Slapton Sands Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Mar 28lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29rain
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Mar 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 11.6 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Mar 31heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Apr 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WNW)

Stokenham weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Slapton Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Slapton Sands Beach is at Start Point 7.71 km (4.79 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:00 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 09:27 (Height 4.53m)
   Low Tide at 15:25 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 21:37 (Height 4.43m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:33 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 10:00 (Height 4.06m)
   Low Tide at 15:59 (Height 1.94m)
   High Tide at 22:05 (Height 4.05m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:10 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 10:41 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 16:42 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 22:38 (Height 3.75m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:04 (Height 2.37m)
   High Tide at 12:47 (Height 3.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:49 (Height 2.56m)
Fri 31 Mar
   High Tide at 01:00 (Height 3.61m)
   Low Tide at 07:00 (Height 2.61m)
   High Tide at 14:29 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 19:55 (Height 2.63m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 02:46 (Height 3.82m)
   Low Tide at 09:07 (Height 2.42m)
   High Tide at 15:38 (Height 3.92m)
   Low Tide at 21:17 (Height 2.39m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 03:52 (Height 4.22m)
   Low Tide at 10:00 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 16:25 (Height 4.33m)
   Low Tide at 22:07 (Height 2.07m)

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