The Area

Start Bay

The bay stretches for 15 kilometres from the entrance to the River Dart in the north to the prominent headland of Start Point in the south.

Travelling south from Blackpool the road climbs steeply for a mile to the village of Strete, after which it descends steadily to sea level again at the northern end of Slapton Sands, a three mile stretch of shingle beach, at the southern end of which is the village of Torcross. The A379 then turns inland to Stokenhame, from where a minor road leads back to the coast in the direction of the villages of Beesands and Hallsands, and Start Point.