Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.
Thanks to Phil Cruse for recovering the temporary sign used last summer at Strete Gate.
Due to its location, Strete Gate Car Park is often overlooked by visitors to the area.
Following the collapse of Slapton Line in March 2018, visitors to the area to inspect the extent of the damage found the route terminated at Strete Gate. This caused some unreasonable parking that resulted in temporary chaos.
To help with the parking restrictions imposed, Strete Parish Council erected a temporary sign to inform visitors where the car park at Strete Gate could be located.
It was decided to make the temporary sign permanent for the 2019 season and Phil was asked to help.
The car park has a pay and display parking meter and this year the money received goes towards the maintenance of the toilets as well as the car park.
Regular users and visitors are asked to respect the parking restrictions in the area and to pay the car park charges due for the time spent in the car park.
Work to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has been completed and the road is due to open to the public on the evening of Tuesday 23 October.
The link between Slapton and Strete Gate was washed away by Storm Emma in early March. Following a number of environmental and unexploded ordnance surveys, contractor Alun Griffiths Ltd started work on the road in July and have responded positively to get the road re-opened within seven months of it having been washed away.
We have a drop-in meeting just for us about Slapton Line reinstatement:
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New signage from Strete to Strete Gate is in place informing motorists of the parking restrictions in place along the A379 to Strete Gate.
Anyone parking on this route risks a £70 penalty.
Existing parking restrictions are in place on the access road from the A379 to the Car Park at Strete Gate. The restrictions are defined by double yellow lines.
Motorists should respect these restrictions to avoid a penalty notice being issued and to allow free flowing movement in the area at all times.
New signage is also in place to direct traffic to the official car park where there are 98 car park spaces.
Tickets must be purchased from the machine in the car park.
Charges are displayed on the machine.