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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 Wednesday 18 July


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 84%
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Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 80%
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Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 67%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 68%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
04:24 BST
(03:24 GMT)
High Tide
10:59 BST
(09:59 GMT)
Low Tide
16:46 BST
(15:46 GMT)
High Tide
23:08 BST
(22:08 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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Tell us what you think about Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

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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