{"LocationDetails":{"Id":779,"Name":"Torcross","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Torcross holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBacked by the countryside of the South Hams and right on one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s prettiest stretches of coast, there\u0026rsquo;s something special about the village of Torcross. It\u0026rsquo;s probably best known for its position right at the end of Slapton Sands and it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of spot you\u0026rsquo;ll discover and keep coming back to.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to the kind of unspoilt scenery that makes Devon unique, Torcross is a popular choice with walkers, beach bums and foodies. With Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s thriving seafood scene within a short drive from the resort and the choice of coast or countryside to discover on foot, this pretty corner of the South Hams has it all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis whole section of coastline is one big Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Slapton Ley nature reserve is a great place to get close to the local wildlife and just enjoy some time out. Based around Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake, the reserve changes from season to season so there\u0026rsquo;s always something to see.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBeach holidays in Torcross\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA Torcross holiday means you\u0026rsquo;ll have Slapton Sands beach pretty much on your doorstep, and this seemingly endless stretch of shingle beach is one of those that looks gorgeous no matter which time of year you pay it a visit. We\u0026rsquo;ll start with the essentials, there\u0026rsquo;s free parking, RNLI cover and the water quality\u0026rsquo;s excellent, and we should add that there are some yummy pubs and cafes to choose from when you\u0026rsquo;re ready for the all-important crab sandwich fix.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSit back on the shingle and you\u0026rsquo;ll see people enjoying life on the water in pretty much every way. Slapton\u0026rsquo;s popular with kayakers, windsurfers and canoeists, so if you\u0026rsquo;ve always fancied giving watersports a try then you\u0026rsquo;ll be in the right place. In fact, watersports play a big part of life in the South Hams, so if you\u0026rsquo;re determined to experience life in the region then pick a way to enjoy the water and add it to your list of things to do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like enough space to pick a spot and shake out your towel without being shoulder to shoulder with your neighbour, Slapton rolls on for so long that there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of beach for every family, and it\u0026rsquo;s just off the beaten track enough to escape the crowds you\u0026rsquo;ll find on some of South Devon\u0026rsquo;s better known beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWalking in Torcross\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s only one place to start when you\u0026rsquo;re ready to walk Torcross, and that\u0026rsquo;s right beside Slapton Sands. In fact, Slapton\u0026rsquo;s so beautiful that even those of us who call Devon home put aside a few Sundays every year to drive the winding lanes to the South Hams and wander this stretch of coastline for an hour or two, and you\u0026rsquo;ll understand why as soon as you get there.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the sea lapping the shore to one side and the Slapton Ley nature reserve to the other, there\u0026rsquo;s a peaceful atmosphere along this section of the coast path, even on a busy day. People amble their way along, stopping off now and then to sample the local seafood served in the friendly pubs and cafes, and with all that beach beside you you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to slip off your shoes and cool off in the water when it\u0026rsquo;s time for a pit stop. This is a flat, easy walk, so it\u0026rsquo;s a good one to do as a family if you have little ones with you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll spot an unusual landmark perched just behind the beach, and the Sherman Tank that stands looking out to sea is a memorial to a tragedy that unfolded nearby in 1943. The beach was used as a rehearsal space for the D-Day landings by allied forces, and a disastrous combination of a lack of visibility and live ammunition led to the tragic deaths of 749 American servicemen. \u0026nbsp;There\u0026rsquo;s a stone monument to those who lost their lives in Operation Tiger, and the tank was salvaged from the waters to stand as a tribute to the events.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhere to eat in Torcross\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, we\u0026rsquo;re a laidback bunch in Devon, but if there\u0026rsquo;s one thing we take seriously it\u0026rsquo;s food. So it\u0026rsquo;s only right that we point you in the direction of a few of our favourite Torcross restaurants. Let\u0026rsquo;s start with the Start Bay Inn. Wander your way along Slapton Sands and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself at this picturesque thatched inn, and if the weather\u0026rsquo;s too good to sit inside you can pick a picnic bench and enjoy some time out with the sea breeze drifting past.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFamous in the region for its rather yummy fish and chips, the Start Bay Inn dates all the way back to the 14\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century when it welcomed the local fishermen from the nearby villages, and there\u0026rsquo;s a family feel to the whole pub that makes it popular all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext up, it\u0026rsquo;s The Boathouse. A particular favourite with dog walkers due to the fact that our four-legged friends are welcome inside, this pub\u0026rsquo;s a great choice because it has a takeaway service too. So, if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy dragging yourself away from the beach while you tuck in, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to feed the kids without moving inside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those of you who are content with the traditional beach caf\u0026eacute;, you\u0026rsquo;ll find one right beside Slapton Sands, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have everything you need to keep the family fed and watered during your time on the coast.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"torcross","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/05 View from Balcony.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"East Portlemouth Beaches","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEast Portlemouth is unusual in that it includes several small beaches, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick of a scattering of secluded coves and sandy spots. If you prefer a quiet, unspoilt stretch of beach than the ones that attract the crowds then head to one of these and enjoy the feeling of enjoying somewhere the masses have missed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beaches are found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and even better, dogs are welcome along at any time of year. The three main beaches that make up East Portlemouth are Fishermans Cove, Milly Bay and Smalls Cove and each one has a Safe Bathing status. The water is shallow enough for children to paddle, clean and safe \u0026ndash; so this area is ideal for those with small children. If you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to get them used to swimming during a family holiday this quiet spot gives you the opportunity to ease them in without interruption.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEveryone loves rock pooling, and when the tide goes out you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to wander the beaches and explore the many rock pools that suddenly appear. If you feel like venturing a little further during your day out, catch the ferry from Fisherman\u0026rsquo;s Cove to Salcombe\u0026rsquo;s beach (but be warned it\u0026rsquo;s usually much busier).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEast Portlemouth Beaches are accessible for disabled visitors, and there are car parks, toilet facilities and a refreshment kiosk to keep the ice cream flowing. The coast path runs close to the beaches, so this is a great spot for walkers too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2302,"LocationLongitude":-3.7669,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/07/East Portlemouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_poi_logo/2013/04/1364812556.JPG/poi_logo.jpg","Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/east-portlemouth-beaches","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/07/East Portlemouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Slapton Sands","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSlapton Sands is an unusual beach in that it faces the sea on one side and is backed by a lake on the other. Long and narrow, the beach runs for around three miles and it makes a great spot for a walk as dogs are allowed all year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFar more than just a pretty face, Slapton Sands is also home to more than its share of history. Look out for the Sherman tank mounted close to the beach, which remains a sombre reminder of the disastrous Operation Tiger that claimed the lives of ten servicemen in 1943 as they rehearsed for the D-Day landings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beachside cafe serves food and drinks during the summer, and the crab sandwiches come highly recommended. The beach is accessible for disabled people and there are toilet facilities, so it\u0026rsquo;s ideal for a family day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Slapton Ley Nature Reserve sheltered by Slapton Sands, so the long shingle beach acts as a protector for all kinds of flowers and fauna. The many animals that live in Slapton Ley\u0026rsquo;s freshwater lake vary with the seasons so no matter how often you visit there\u0026rsquo;ll be something new to see. 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With a Blue Flag for its general cleanliness and water quality the beach is accessible for everyone and lifeguards are on hand during high season to keep an eye on the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are welcome throughout the year (but they\u0026rsquo;ll need to stick to certain areas during the summer) and the rock pools that appear at low tide will keep young children entertained for hours. You can\u0026rsquo;t miss Burgh Island looming over this beach, and not only was it the inspiration for the island in Agatha Christie\u0026rsquo;s \u0026lsquo;And Then There Were None\u0026rsquo; but she spent time relaxing in its hotel with her good friend Noel Coward.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFancy a visit? There\u0026rsquo;s a sea tractor which takes passengers across the water when the tide\u0026rsquo;s in, or you can wait for the tide to go out and walk along the causeway...either way it\u0026rsquo;ll feel like an adventure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2833,"LocationLongitude":-3.89408,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/burgh island2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hope-cove/plymouth/bigbury-on-sea","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/burgh island2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Slapton Ley Nature Reserve","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith the largest freshwater lake in the South West, separated from the sea by just a shingle path, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is one not to be missed for nature enthusiasts or those just looking for a relaxing walk with wonderful views. The lake is entirely freshwater and is the habitat for a variety of birds, otters, badgers, dormice and bats, a real treat for anyone who loves wildlife, and is particularly popular with families and children.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s plenty to do when visiting Slapton Ley, and with a range of free events hosted throughout the year, you\u0026rsquo;re sure to find something that appeals to you. With orienteering trips, wildlife trails, bird watching events and even canoe tours in the summer, there really is something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a more relaxed walk in your own time, there are a number of routes available beginning at the Start Bay Centre, don\u0026rsquo;t forget your binoculars to ensure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss any of the breathtaking sights! You can even make your way to Slapton Bridge and Fishing Hut and enjoy a peaceful afternoon fishing on the lake. There are a number of great pubs, cafes and restaurants around the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, why not treat yourself to a meal and a drink after a bust day exploring?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2751,"LocationLongitude":-3.654,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/Slapton Ley.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/slapton-torcross-start-point/slapton-ley-nature-reserve","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/Slapton Ley.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Cafe at Sea Breeze","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day, a quick coffee break along the way or a mouth-watering cream tea, you certainly won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed at this charming caf\u0026eacute; on Torcross seafront.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted with a warm welcome and with the lively and inviting atmosphere you\u0026rsquo;ll certainly find yourself returning again and again. With a delightful view of the beach, this is the perfect spot to sit and watch the boats go by, take in the sunshine and take full advantage of your beautiful surroundings. Dogs are also welcome when sitting outside at the caf\u0026eacute; at Seabreeze, so be sure to bring your four legged friend to enjoy the day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe caf\u0026eacute; serves a fantastic breakfast, delicious fresh coffee and is the perfect place for a filling lunch when you\u0026rsquo;re out and about in Torcross. From homemade sandwiches on fresh bread to seafood platters, there will be something to suit every taste. Why not indulge in a tasty desert? 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Designed in 1836, the lighthouse has been guiding boats for over 150 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re looking to learn more about this lighthouse and its fascinating history, tours run throughout the day until 5pm, and last approximately 45 minutes. With knowledgeable, friendly and informative guides, children and adults are sure to be impressed by this fantastic attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eRemember to wear sensible shoes for climbing all the steps, however, if you forget, they\u0026rsquo;ll happily lend you a pair when you arrive. After taking the remarkable tour of the lighthouse and learning all about its history, why not stop by the gift shop and grab yourself a souvenir to remind you of your enjoyable day at Start Point?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough there is about a mile walk from the car park down to Start Point Lighthouse, most would agree that this is worthwhile, if not for the lighthouse but for the spectacular views when you reach Start Point. 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Set within a beautiful, seaside village just half a mile from the glorious Slapton Sands, The Queens Arms is in the perfect location to enjoy a rest after a day at the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn this family run pub, you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted with a warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere which will keep you coming back again and again. If you\u0026rsquo;re feeling hungry, the food served is excellent. Good, traditional pub meals made with locally sourced ingredients with feed a healthy appetite. From succulent steaks, fish and chips and pub classics to vegetarian options and a fantastic specials board, all tastes will be catered for. You can even enjoy a meal in the sunshine in the spacious beer garden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not just the food at The Queens Arms that will impress. With a range of local ales and ciders on offer, you\u0026rsquo;ll really be able to make the most of what the South West has to offer. 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