Slapton Sands Beach (Devon)
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.
Slapton Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
- Beach Water QualityWater 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
Our weather forecast for Stokenham in Devon is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.
- You may also like ...
In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.
- Where can I stay ...
Booking.com interactive map
- What do others think ...