Sunday 26 March 2017
visiting the area?
The 'Slapton Line' is the fragile shingle bar that runs between Slapton Ley in South Devon and the sea. The area is part of a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)' and a 'National Nature Reserve' because of the way the beach and Ley were formed and the plant species in he area including the rare shingle plants.
The fantastic unspoilt scenery draws residents and visitors alike to visit the Start Bay area and also enjoy the facilities provide by the local businesses, which include pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Below you can find the top website links to guide you through and enhance your visit to the unique area of the Slapton Line. Whether you're after accommodation, a restaurant, a day out, or more, you can search by category here to find all you need.
General events in South Hams
South Devon AONB events programme :
Visit South Devon
Slapton Ley Field Centre (including annual Celebrate event):
Explore Start Bay
There are a series of information panels around the Bay listed below. If you have Google Earth installed you can take a virtual tour by following the link.
Explore Start Bay - Hallsands Viewing Point
A comprehensive array of panels providing information about the lost village of Hallsands - why is was there, how people lived and how it was lost
Explore Start Bay - Start Point Car Park View
This is the panoramic view visible from Start Point Car Park - the panel shows the villages which stretch around the Bay and provides information about the Skerries reef and Start Point.
Explore Start Point - Lighthouse Panel
It's still worth the trip down to the lighthouse even if it's closed - for the view and for the information panel you can see here !
Blackpool Sands Beach
Cove at the northern end of Start Bay
Slapton Village Community Website
Accommodation, events pubs etc
Hallsands and Beesands Walks
Download information about this coastal walk
Download information on this walk which takes in the beach and the nature reserve
Start Point Lighthouse
Start Point is one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast. Opening times :
Stoke Fleming to the north of the Slapton line is a tranquil village with a lot going on !
Stokenham Parish Council Website
Events and accommodation information included
Strete Parish Council Website
Events and accommodation in Strete Village, Slapton Line Area
Walk in Torcross and above Ley
Operation Tiger Memorial
Sherman tank sited at Torcross at south end of Slapton sands marks a memorial to the US soldiers lost in Operation Tiger.
Devon County's site on all things for visitors
Visit South Devon
An excellent site for information on everything the area in and around Slapton has to offer - and the whole of South Devon too. That's acommodation, things to do, places to see, and more.