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.
On 23 March 2020, we were given a very simple instruction "stay at home". Coronavirus restrictions were to be reviewed in three weeks and relaxed if appropriate. Since then, tough restrictions on socialising - and going to schools, shops or pubs - have been relaxed and re-tightened but never altogether lifted. The UK's official death toll has risen to 126,172. One year on the nation is offering its condolences to the bereaved and praising the "great spirit" shown during a year that has been one of the most difficult in our country's history. A minute's silence will be held at midday as part of a day of reflection. Landmarks including the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Wembley Stadium will be lit yellow at nightfall. Cardiff Castle and Belfast City Hall will also be illuminated, while churches and cathedrals will toll bells. More than 250 organisations such as religious groups, charities and care organisations are supporting the day of reflection. It's an opportunity to pause and remember all that's happened over the past year, to mourn those who have died but also to give thanks for those who have looked after us.