Slapton Sands Beach

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  • 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.

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

    Slapton Sands Beach allows dogs. Slapton Sands Beach allows dogs.


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