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.
Motorists are being warned that they will face parking fines from today Monday 21 May if they park on the A379 between Torcross and the Slapton junction. This also applies to vehicles parking on the highway at Strete Gate instead of the car park.
Safety is being affected by obstructive parking, which has become an issue on this section of road since the stretch between Slapton and Strete Gate washed away during Storm Emma at the beginning of March.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) will make it illegal to park and unload.
Devon County Council’s parking enforcement officers and the police will be able to issue penalty charge notices (PCN) to anyone parking illegally.
Cllr Julian Brazil, South Hams District Council’s Ward Member for Stokenham, said: “It’s self-evident that the road closure is causing a great deal of confusion and chaos. However we would urge visitors to use the car parking provided when visiting the Slapton area. The contractors need to make sure that the road is clear so they can safely make their repairs”
Cllr Richard Foss, South Hams District Council’s Ward Member for Allington and Strete, said: “If you’re visiting the Slapton area, please do not park on the grass verges. This area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so it’s crucial that drivers park in the designated areas to avoid damaging the wildlife and wild flower habitat.”