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.
Natural England are considering options to re-route the coastal path thorough Strete village.
Over the next few months Natural England will be visiting all the land on the stretch of coast (Cremyll to Kingswear) that is likely to be affected by their proposals.
They intend to discuss the options in detail with people who own and manage the land and also relevant local organisations such as the parish councils who have an interest. After they have had final discussions with those who have a legal interest in the land they will begin putting together and refining their proposals to improve access to this stretch of coast. The proposals will be finalised next year and published in a report to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Once the report has been published there will be 8 weeks to comment on the proposals. Anyone who wishes to comment will be able to make a representation on the report and the owners or occupiers of affected land will be able to make an objection. The Secretary of State will consider all representations and objections before making a decision about approval of Natural England’s report.
Strete Parish Council has expressed concern at the possibility of taking the route away from the A379 through the village as this is considered vital to the economy of the village. e.g. The Kings Arms, the Village Shop and B&B's.
The Parish Council are considering proposals to improve safety between the off highway links to the coastal path on the A379.
Anyone in the community with ideas to improve safety through the village are asked to make their ideas known.