Slapton Sands

 Slapton is nationally important for its coastal geomorphology. It is an example of a shingle beach enclosing a coastal lagoon, Slapton Ley. To the north, the bar is backed by an infilled former arm of the lagoon and by cliffs of Lower Devonian slates and grits. The beach consists mainly of flint and chert shingle. The bar is slowly moving landward in response to sea-level rise and and this has been the subject of considerable scientific research. The Ley is a perfect example of ecological succession; open water becomes reed…

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