Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon
Slapton is a picturesque village on the South Devon coast, midway between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. It’s just half a mile from the beach at Slapton Sands, separated from it by Slapton Ley Nature Reserve where a huge freshwater lake is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the UK.
This neck of the woods is a draw for holidaymakers because it’s so beautiful and gives visitors an insight into a quieter way of life away from the hustle and bustle of busier seaside resorts and a world apart from the buzz of city life. Time seems to slow down here, life is unhurried and peaceful, so the air is relaxed. The village has a thriving community with a shop, a church and a chapel, a field studies centre and two good pubs – The Tower Inn and The Queens Arms. Thatched cottages line the streets, in the summer flowers tumble playfully over the garden walls, roses scramble over porches.
If you come to Slapton after a few hours on the beach, take the time to amble about, taking it all in because it’s so charming and it makes you want to slow down and take life at a more leisurely pace.
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