panoramic view of Torcross and Slapton Sands
From the hill above Torcross there is a wonderful view of Start
Bay, showing the unique combination of fresh water lake and the
sea, separated by only a narrow shingle bank formed after the last
ice age. The oldest part of the village is mainly on the
sea front where it has evolved from the old fisherman's cottages,
the houses seen in the foreground have mainly developed since the
end of the last century.