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.
During the Evacuation Asherne was used as a kind of headquarters as there was such a good view over Slapton Sands beach from its location high up on the cliffs.
It is said Churchill and Eisenhower viewed the beach from Asherne.
Slapton Sands was later used and remembered as the beach used for D-Day training by American troops.
Read the war years at Asherne from Louise Newman here
Many houses were blown up but fortunately Asherne survived.