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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Bigbury on Sea Beach

A stunning sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) joined by causeway to Burgh Island. Shallow water for paddling and rock pools for exploring. Bigbury on Sea is a popular family beach and great for windsurfing and kite surfing too. There is a beach shop close by. Visit Burgh Island by unique sea tractor or walk across the causeway at low tide. There is also a Venus cafe serving organic and local food. The Beach Awards are sponsored by: Venus Company. Bigbury beach also has Beach Wheelchairs…

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