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Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

Dartmouth, Devon

Slapton Sands is a misleading name since it is predominately made up of shingle on a three mile long straight beach. It is backed by the large freshwater lake of Slapton Ley. A National Nature Reserve.

Beach Type



Toilets at monument car park
Torcross and Strete Gate
Refreshments obtainable from Slapton or Torcross



Nature and Wildlife

Slapton Ley Nature Trail lies behind the beach. For further information on walks contact the Tourist Information Centre.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned daily during high season. and a minimum of 4 times per week by hand. litter and dog bins provided.


Dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre Newcomen Engine House Mayors Avenue Dartmouth Tel. 01803 834224


Nearest town: Dartmouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2864, -3.64323
Postcode: TQ7 2QW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Situated beside the main A379. Kingsbridge to Dartmouth road.

Public Transport

A regular First in Devon bus service (no. 93) operates between Plymouth and Dartmouth. via Slapton Sands.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Three car parks exist. with a total of 500 parking spaces including 5 disabled spaces in the middle. and 2 by the tank monument.

Nearby Car Parks

Slapton Memorial, Slapton (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Strete Gate, Strete (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Torcross, Torcross (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Torcross Village Layby, Torcross (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Stokenham Memorial, Stokenham (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Beesands, Beesands (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Stoke Fleming, Stoke Fleming (Long stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Green Straight, Hallsands (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Hill Park, Kellaton (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dartmouth