Strete Gate is really just the northern end of Slapton Sands on the South coast of Devon. The beach part of the 2.5 mile (4 km.) long shingle bar that stretches from Torcross to Strete.
A southeast facing beach of shingle with a little sand, it is easily accessible. Parking is available at the southern end of the beach, near where the coast road turns inland to the village of Slapton. Toilets and a picnic area are located here.
The far (northern) end of the beach is favoured by naturists, but this section is discreetly placed and is far enough from the car park and road to ensure some privacy.
All the usual facilities are available in Torcross and Slapton Sands. Dogs are allowed on Strete Gate beach all year round.
Three-quarters of a mile northeast of Strete Gate lies the former village of Undercliffe - thought to have lost its last inhabitant in about 1703.
Ramblers will enjoy walking south along the shore of Start Bay to Slapton Sands, Torcross and Beesands or northeast to the picturesque Blackpool Sands. Care should be taken if heading north out of Strete Gate as the path is on the busy A379 road.
Geologists will enjoy the shingle bar and ponder its age and formation, whilst Naturalists will love exploring Slapton Ley Nature Reserve.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Easily accessible
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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