Itinerary

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.

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 5 beaches around Stokenham, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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

Today
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NW)

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

Slapton Sands Beach Tide Times

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