Slapton Sands Torcross


Slapton Sands Torcross
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Right by the small village of Torcross where there are lots of pubs, shops and cottages. The beach is a long single beach which stretches south to Beesands and North to the WWII Exercise Tiger Memorial.


There’s lots to do here from windsurfing, surfing and canoeing to swimming and sailing. There’s a lovely little cafe there too: Sea Breeze.

Wildlife and Walks

Slapton Ley Nature Trail lies behind the beach. The beach leads into Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve which is excellent for migratory bird species.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Slapton Sands Torcross

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



Free parking is available near the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are welcome.

Beach cleaning

No current information