Torcross and Slapton, Devon by rodsfotos

Torcross and Slapton, Devon by 

Torcross is a tiny seaside village in South Devon, situated at the Southern end of a three mile long causeway that separates the sea from a freshwater bird and wildlife sanctuary. The popular beach that runs the length of the causeway is known as Slapton Sands.
All looks peaceful and calm as seen in this image looking along the causeway from the cliffs at the end of Torcross village but during Winter storms, waves often break on the roofline of the houses and many fear it is only a matter of time before they are ruined, just like the neighbouring village of Hallsands that was ruined in the early twentieth century.
The birdlife in the freshwater sanctuary, (Seen to the left of the houses) is amazing in it’s number of species and visitors can get a fine view of them from the hides on the water’s edge.


Nikon D300
18 – 70 Zoom @ 25mm
F11 for 1/160 sec
CP and G1 Graduated filters used


  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Rod…

  • Thanks so much Jason, this is a place you must visit next time you’re in this area,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 4 years ago

    Such a lovely capture, Rod! So very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere!

  • Hello Vadim, thank-you very much my friend, it is one of the most scenic parts of our Westcountry coastline,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Fabulous beach, super capture Rod …

  • Thank-you very much indeed Tom, one of the sunniest days we’ve had in weeks but now it’s turned to rain again,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Rod. wonderful lead in and depth!! – stunning scenery and setting!! – I suspect very beautiful in summer but harsh in winter – love it!!

  • Not at all the same in Winter Kate, everyone who visits it in Summer must fall in love with these cottages and their view but I worry that they will all be part of history after a storm,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • AndyCosway
    AndyCoswayover 4 years ago

    Such vibrant colours, very nice work indeed Rod

  • Thanks very much Andy, just love the coast between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot and what an interesting place. It does look peaceful and inviting but I wouldn’t want to be there in a storm. It looks really exposed as you say. I hope they find a way to preserve it though. Cheers, Kasia

  • It has been close to being ruined on a couple of occasions recently Kasia, the neighbouring village of Hallsands fell to a winter storm some time ago, lets hope lady luck shines on it, many thanks my friend,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    Did you get fish n chips while there Rod? Nicest I’ve ever tasted. Beautiful capture that beach is beautiful isn’t it.x

  • Just chips Catherine as we often do when visiting the village and yes, beautiful they were, thanks so much my friend, this was August bank holiday,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 4 years ago

    Great shot along this lovely sandy beach! We’ve stayed here in our caravan! Brings back happy memories! ;o)

  • Thank-you very much Krys, this is such a beautiful area on a warm sunny day like this, so pleased it brought back fond memories for you,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • ear-ear
    ear-earover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot Rod and this looks like Heaven to me at the moment.
    I would imagine in winter this would be quite a scary place to live,but what a view from front and rear.Fantastic.

  • Hi Cyn, it looks quite attractive to me at the moment as well, it has tiddled down rain all day here today, thanks so much my friend,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

    Awesome work, perfectly done!

  • Thank-you very much Denis,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

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