"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

Slapton Sands Monument is on the south coast of Devon. It is a shingle beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by Slapton Ley Nature Reserve.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Dartmouth

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SX830442


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Local area map loading...
Larger map

Things to see and do near Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

  • Blackpool Sands (3m)
  • Dartmouth Pottery (5m)
  • Dartmouth Castle (5m)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (5m)
  • River Link (5m)
  • Sea Kayak Devon (5m)
  • Dartmouth Museum (5m)
  • Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (5m)
  • Cookworthy Museum (6m)
  • Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum (6m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
The Engine House
Mayor's Avenue

Phone 01803 834224
Email holidays@discoverdartmouth.com

Photos are automatically tagged by geographic coordinate proximity and/or are submitted by website visitors, and may not necessarily be specifically of Slapton Sands - Monument Beach.

Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 71%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 52%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 36%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:18 GMT
Low Tide
12:15 GMT
High Tide
18:35 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Five Day Weather and Tides

Nearby coastal places and features

Local area map loading...

Accomodation near Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

Hotels, guest houses and B&Bs


All nearby accomodation

Tell us what you think about Slapton Sands - Monument Beach

Slapton Sands is a misleading name since it is predominately made up of shingle on a three mile long straight beach. It is backed by the large freshwater lake of Slapton Ley. A National Nature Reserve.

SeaBritain.co.uk is a Good Stuff website.