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Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

Slapton Sands Monument is on the south coast of Devon. It is a shingle beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by Slapton Ley Nature Reserve.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Dartmouth

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SX830442


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

  • Blackpool Sands (3m)
  • Dartmouth Pottery (5m)
  • Dartmouth Castle (5m)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (5m)
  • River Link (5m)
  • Sea Kayak Devon (5m)
  • Dartmouth Museum (5m)
  • Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (5m)
  • Cookworthy Museum (6m)
  • Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum (6m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
The Engine House
Mayor's Avenue

Phone 01803 834224
Email holidays@discoverdartmouth.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 24 March


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1030
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:10 GMT
Low Tide
09:21 GMT
High Tide
15:39 GMT
Low Tide
21:38 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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.

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