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Emsworth Harbour

Emsworth

in the county of Hampshire

A view in the Abbey Garden, Tresco

Tresco

in the county of Isles of Scilly

Hall-ith-Wood, Bolton

Bolton

in the county of Lancashire

Pictures of Torcross

in the county of Devon

About Torcross

Set within the panoramic sweep of Start Bay which was famous as a training ground for the D-Day landings during World War II, there is a commemorative Tank memorial to those who lost their lives in training.

In the summer months Torcross is a popular tourist destination. Part of the bank of shingle on which Torcross stands, takes in Slapton Ley, a 270 acre freshwater lake, an important winter habitat for wildfowl. The lake is just part of Slapton nature reserve, it is the haunt of coots, mallards and grebes, all of which now breed there. It is an exceptionally colourful place with many rare and beautiful flowers and plants. The lake is designated as a site of special scientific interest but fishing is allowed.

Torcross has a good shingle beach backed by a sea-wall renewed in 1980 following the great storm which ravaged so much of this lovely coast in 1978. In close proximity there are pleasant little coves, and the tranquil beaches of fishing villages Hallsands and Beesands. There are several pleasant caravan and camping parks in the region making it an ideal base for all the family. This is excellent walking country with magnificent sea and coastal views. Sailing is popular, so too, is fishing. Good fresh fish and seafood are featured on menu's in local inns, these include The Start Bay Inn and The Torcross Tavern. A few miles along the coast path takes you to Strete, the glorious expanse of Blackpool sands and delightful Stoke Flemming.

There are many historic places in the area to visit, as well as delightful country hamlets, villages and lively market town's.

Recommended towns & villages near Torcross

A picture of Hallsands

Hallsands (20 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction S of Torcross)

Hallsands is a powerful reminder of the havoc and destruction caused by gale lashed, turbulent seas...

Bolberry Down.

Salcombe (77 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction W of Torcross)

Salcombe is a pleasant town with a happy atmosphere making it a joy to explore when you tire of lazing on one of the beautiful sandy beaches or need to relax after an energetic morning at sea...

Approaching Kingswear by steam.

Kingswear (33 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(6.9 miles, 11.2 km, direction NE of Torcross)

Picturesquely situated at the mouth of the River Dart, this popular resort has changed little with the passage of time...

Dittisham houses

Dittisham (37 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction N of Torcross)

Attractive unspoilt village in a tranquil setting overlooking the widest part of the River Dart...

View over the River Dart

Galmpton (13 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction NE of Torcross)

Galmpton is a medium sized village located between Paignton and Brixham by the River Dart, close to Stoke Gabriel. Agatha Christie lived here and was closely linked to the local.....

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Start Point Lighthouse, Hallsands, Devon

Start Point Lighthouse (9 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction S)

Designed in 1836 by James Walker..

Old pottery in Dartmouth, Devon

Dartmouth Pottery (1 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction NE)

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Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle (24 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction NE)

Darmouth Castle occupies a rocky promontory overlooking the Dart estuary. It was one of a chain of castles built by Henry VIII.....

Coleton Fishacre garden, Dartmouth, Devon. National Trust

Coleton Fishacre Garden (58 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction NE)

A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts & Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors...

A picture of Greenway

Greenway (4 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction N)

The house called Greenway sitting serenely in attractive countryside has been an important Devon home for centuries, during which.....

Burgh Island

Burgh Island (23 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W)

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Totnes Castle, Totnes, Devon

Totnes Castle (1 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.4 km, direction N)

Built by the Normans in the 11th century, Totnes castle has one of the best preserved shell keeps in England...


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