Located on the South Devon coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stretching sands and fabulously abundant countryside is the seaside village of Slapton containing a cluster of charming self catered holiday cottages within its midst. Ocean facing pretty white houses nestle on the cliff overlooking the beach. Further to the east, the beach is backed by the Slapton Leys – natural freshwater lakes with an abundance of wild life.
Perhaps Slapton’s biggest moment in history came in 1944 when the Slapton Sands was used by American troops rehearsing for D-Day. Look round and you’ll find various memorials to the men that lived here for a few months that spring before heading to the D-Day battlegrounds of Normandy.
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Slapton offers much more than a historical tour. With the Mediterranean style climate, the sea is safe and clean for families to enjoy it all year round. There are also plenty of water sports to get you water-borne. Surfing is very popular in here, as is wake boarding and wind surfing. A plethora of activities present themselves, allowing you to get in the water and have fun. And then dry off and relax in your local holiday cottage.
Visit the Start Point Lighthouse which has guided vessels for years. Standing tall on the south side of Start Bay, it guarded the most exposed peninsula on the English coast. The beach itself is also picture perfect as it stretches for miles along the shore line. It is dog friendly and lined with painted multi-colour beach huts. Slapton oozes charm and attractiveness – it’ll definitely brighten up your relaxing self-catering holiday.