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Slapton Sands, Devon

Slapton Sands
Slapton Sands is a beach on the Devon coast between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth . It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and despite the name is actually a shingle beach covered with smooth pebbles, some of them quite large. It was the site of the ill fated Exercise Tiger in 1944, a full scale rehearsal for D-Day which came under attack from German E-Boats resulting in the loss of 638 servicemen. A Sherman tank sunk in the action now stands nearby in Torcross. Behind the beach is Slapton Ley , a nature reserve.

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Blackdown Hills
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Bristol Channel
Tamar Valley
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River Dart
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Salcombe Hill
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East Lyn Valley
East Lyn River
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River Torridge
River Tavy
River Teign
River Sid

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