Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach offers a pebbly beach no good for sand castling but it's offset by great water activities at the Torcross end, including surfing, windsurfing and canoeing with lifeguard cover May to September. It's also worth learning the significance of the flags as they offer advice on swimming conditions: you can pick up a flag guide at the local Post Office.
Immediate vicinity amenities include an accessible cafe and a nature reserve with trails. There are also disabled access toilets by the beach and a ramp access point. You can also bring the family hound along all year round too.
It's significant to note that northern sections of Slapton Sands are popular with naturists. It does often include whole naturist families, can be an educational eye opener and can certainly start some interesting discussions but may not be everyone's sort of thing and not necessarily something you wish to come across unexpectedly, so please ensure you plan carefully in advance which 'bits' you want to see.
This end of the coastline incorporates a lot of nature reserve type environments and as such is a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so well worth exploring a little off the beach as well. There's also some significant WW2 history associated with the area but it's not very happy reading, sadly, and you may want to take it easy on the details for under 8s.
Year round daylight access. Lifeguarded May to September. No dog restrictions.
No fees, some free onsite parking. Other local parking may charge.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.
Beachside loos near the cafe including a disabled access one.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
There's a friendly beachside cafe serving drinks and light refreshments including ice creams, plus full meals too and plenty of seating.
Yes, Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
No, Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop