Slapton Sands

Visit Slapton Sands

Slapton Sands is a three mile sand and shingle bar stretching south to Torcross Sands on the South Devon coast within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The sea is clean and save to swim, with water sports to try out including surfing, windsurfing and canoeing.

Slapton Sands is a family friendly beach, the beach front café serves drinks and light snacks and has facilities for holidaymakers. The beach has RNLI lifeguards on duty during the summer with a flags pointing out the best places to swim.

Did you Know? The Sherman tank at Slapton Sands is a memorial the 749 American servicemen who died in ‘Exercise Tiger’ in 1943.

Behind Slapton Sands is the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve that attracts nature lovers from far and wide to enjoy the wildlife around the freshwater lake. Walkers can take the South West Coast Path that runs directly alongside the beach.

Just north along the coast by Strete is well known naturist beach.

Slapton Sands is a dog-friendly beach, allowing dogs on the beach throughout the year.

There is parking and a bus stop by the Slapton Momument on the sea front just off Sands Road.

This beach is …

  • Dog Friendly
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Devon TQ7 2SE
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