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.
Sgt George Wendon Risdon was a relative of the Parish Council Chairperson - Kate Gill
He served in the Royal Engineers from 1939 – 1945 as a Special Operations Executive
It involved espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance.
He was captured and served time in Stalag VIII B from where he later escaped.
On his return to civvy street he resumed his job as a surveyor for the Ordnance Survey.