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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
Jurassic Coast
Bristol Channel
Tamar Valley
Exmoor
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River Exe
River Tamar
River Dart
Hartland Point
Salcombe Hill
Burgh Island
Lundy
River Axe
East Lyn Valley
East Lyn River
River Taw
River Torridge
River Tavy
River Teign
River Sid

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Battle of Radcot Bridge - 1387, Ivanhoe Published - 1819, Piltdown Man Discovered - 1912, Death penalty abolished - 1969, Queen Becomes Oldest British Monarch - 2007
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