Slapton Sands Beach, Stokenham

Stokenham, Devon, England, UK

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 water sports 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 practicing for D-Day landings.


Parking Torcross, Slapton or Strete. Facilities include cafes and pubs at Torcross.

Dogs Allowed  Dog friendly beach

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