SX8242 : Torcross seen across Slapton Ley

near to Torcross, Devon, Great Britain

Torcross seen across Slapton Ley
Torcross seen across Slapton Ley
Slapton Ley and Sands :: SX8243
Slapton sands forms a bar along the coastline enclosing a freshwater lagoon, the Ley. The whole area is a National Nature Reserve and SSSI. More information at LinkExternal link
The bar was formed by a rise in sea level pushing a beach onshore and not by Longshore Drift.
During WWII the area was evacuated and used to practise the D-Day landings. There is a memorial to those who died here SX8242 : American Memorial, Torcross.
Torcross
Torcross is a small village, on the A379, at the southern end of Slapton Sands. The village has a range of services catering for both locals and tourists.
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8209 4218 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.0674N 3:39.3478W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8229 4207
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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