Few places are as uniquely located as this tiny coastal village which splices the South Hams coast and countryside. And for a settlement this small, Torcross has oodles going for it! So if you’re keen to find out what your Torcross holiday would entail, we’ve listed some of our favourite things for you to do when you stay in this lovely little place.
One of our favourite Torcross attractions has got to be that beautiful beach, but we’ll save more about that for later. If you make your way to the edge of Torcross car park, you’ll see an emotive reminder of the area’s tragic history. The Operation Tiger memorial takes the form of a World War II Sherman tank, recovered from the water as a reminder of those who tragically lost their lives during preparations for the D-Day landings.
The ley at Slapton just reaches the edge of Torcross, and the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is a gorgeous spot for a stroll and some time out. Why not take a picnic or that novel you’ve been meaning to read, and make the most of this peaceful haven for wildlife?
Let’s hear it for the beaches in Torcross! This three-mile pebble beach stretches all the way from Strete Gate to Torcross, so there’s plenty of space for everyone. The Torcross end of the beach is unique, thanks to the bar that separates the sea from Slapton Ley freshwater Lake. If you’re keen to enjoy laidback walks with a beautiful backdrop, you’re in luck.
Torcross Beach is a popular one with visitors with limited mobility, due to disabled access right to the beach and the level promenade. Convenient for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs, the prom is a scenic spot for a stroll. Sit back and enjoy the views across to Start Bay on a clear day, and if you look to your right you might just be able to spot the Start Point Lighthouse.
We love the selection of Torcross restaurants, so prepare to ditch the diet and indulge in some of Devon’s finest fodder. The Start Bay Inn has a reputation for its yummy pub grub and family friendly vibe. The menu has an emphasis on local seafood, and it’s so close to the sea you can almost touch it. There’s nothing quite like sitting outside when the sun’s shining and just enjoying those views.
Next up, it’s The Torcross Boathouse. This one’s pretty well-known in the region for its tasty pizzas, and it’s particularly family friendly. There’s a takeaway option if you fancy dining in your Torcross holiday cottage, but don’t miss out on the views if you can nab a table outside. Towards the northern end of the beach, you’ll find Sea Breeze. This cosy little café serves up fantastic lunches and lite bites…just what you need during a day lounging on the beach!
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