This whole area is well known around the world, as it was used during WWII by American forces practising for the D-Day landings. Memorials and a Sherman tank commemorate this period and the tragic loss of life in the Operation Tiger training exercise.
The South West Coast Path runs along this spectacular stretch of coast around Start Bay. Slapton Sands is a 3 miles long shelving bank of shingle and pebble, widely used by fishermen for casting from the beach. A road runs between the shingle bank on the seaward side and, on the other side, Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake.
Torcross village, with many facilities, is at the southern end of the beach
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