Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England. It is run and administered 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 the gateway to a wonderfully scenic stretch of coastal footpath which goes to Stoke Fleming, via the stunning Blackpool Sands in one direction and Strete Gate and Slapton Sands in the other. There is currently a collaboration with SHDC, DCC, Natural England, AONB, Coastal Footpath Association, the Ramblers Association, the Parish Council and others to provide a safe, off-road stretch of footpath from the village down to Strete Gate thus avoiding the necessity of walking along a particularly narrow stretch of the A379. It is hoped that work will commence in 2014.
Please contact the Parish Clerk with any ideas for articles, to offer photographs or for general feedback.
Happy New Year to everyone!
We would like to thank Simon Matthews of Landcombe Construction for once again supplying our lovely Christmas tree, what a stunner! Also many thanks go to Ian Cumberlidge for so expertly erecting and decorating the tree, including dashing off to buy new lights, which the collection tin in the Post Office will go towards. It certainly looks lovely in the centre of the village as you go by.
Reports have been received that the white palm oil substance has been washed up on beaches along this stretch of the coastline, including Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands. It is particularly harmful to dogs, so please be vigilent and don't allow your dog to come into contact with this substance. For more information, please call Environmental Health on 01803 861234.