Start Bay and Slapton Sands

Slapton Sands

Slapton Sands extend for over three miles. There are car parks near the northern end at Strete Gate (2½ miles from Fords House), close to the midpoint and at the southern end at Torcross where you can find pubs, cream teas and excellent fish and chips.

Also at Torcross there is a recovered Sherman Tank commemorating lives lost tragically during D-Day rehearsals.

Throughout the length of the beach there are splendid views towards Start Point Lighthouse to the South and to the Dart Harbour entrance to the North.