Devon Beach Guide

Slapton Sands Beach

Slapton Sands is a 3 mile long pebble beach with plenty of space and is worth visiting for the wonderful scenery. There are 3 main access points, at the village of Torcross at the southern end, the memorial car park at approximately the mid point and in the north, the Strete Gate car park. The part of Slapton Sands beyond Strete Gate is an unofficial nudist beach.
Signs warn of rip currents, deeply shelving beach, large breaking waves and not to use inflatables when windy. Also beware of motorised craft when swimming. See Beach Safety Guide.
At Torcross access is via steps, at the memorial car park and Strete Gate, access is level.
Dogs allowed all year.
Slapton Sands is about 7 miles from Kingsbridge. Take the A379 from Kingsbridge and continue on the A379 until reaching Torcross and Slapton Sands. Alternatively from the Totnes direction, take the A381 and at the Totnes Cross junction turn left onto the A3122 Dartmouth road. Continue on the A3122 for 4-5 miles, then turn right signposted to Strete and Slapton. Follow this road to Strete and at Strete turn right onto the A379 (signposted to Slapton Sands and Torcross) and follow the A379 to Slapton Sands.
Post Code:
TQ7 2EA.
Car parks at Torcross, the memorial car park and at Strete Gate.
Yes, at Torcross, the memorial car park and at Strete Gate.
Café at Torcross.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Bantham Sand (11 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly)
Beesands (3 miles, pebble beach, dog friendly)
Blackpool Sands (5 miles, pebble beach, disabled access)
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