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. The beach sits 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, official naturist Devon 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 …

  • A Sand And Shingle Beach
  • Safe For Swimming
  • Dog Friendly All Year

What to see and do

  • Take A Walk Along The Seafront

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Places to stay

  • Holiday cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

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Getting To Slapton Sands

Beach Location


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Getting There

Map of Slapton Sands

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

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