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.
Beach car parks reopen this weekend and South Hams District Council is promoting contactless payment via the RingGo App.
Government Guidance says that you can now ‘drive to outdoor open spaces, including beaches and beauty spots’. In response South Hams District Council will reopen car parks at North Sands, Slapton and Bigbury. To help the public visit beaches safely, South Hams District Council are strongly advising users to download and pay using the RingGo app whenever possible. This enables touch free payment and minimises the risk of the spread of Covid-19. The main concern is for the safety of car park users, the local communities and SHDC staff.
The Council have provided the RingGo codes for each car park so that, where a mobile phone signal is limited, you can set up your RingGo payment before arrival.
The codes are:
If it is not possible to pay via RingGo, the pay and display machines can be used but users must maintain social distancing and use the machines responsibly.
If the car park is full please do not park on the highway as this may cause congestion and risk the ability to maintain social distancing.
SHDC plan to reopen toilets at North Sands, Bigbury and Slapton in time for the next Bank Holiday on 23rd to 25th May.
So far the virus rates have been low in this region compared to other areas and the Council wish to maintain this and protect its vulnerable communities.
With this in mind the Government’s clarification that 'leaving your home - the place you live - to stay at another home for a holiday or other purpose' is not allowed. This includes visiting second homes.