Sands is between Dartmouth and Salcombe with its beautiful
coastline which has not yet been spoiled by commercialism There
are numerous natural coves with rock pools where the children can
play, fish or build sand castles. Walkers can enjoy the many
coastal paths with its wild scenery and flowers or stroll along
wooded valleys. If you want to relax in the sun there are many
peaceful beaches and coves away from the crowds. Those who want a
little more excitement can travel to Paignton on the Dart Valley
Steam Railway or go up to Totnes on one of the river boats,
Many visitors go to see the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Children can spend a day at Woodlands Leisure Park where there are
some great attractions, water chutes, assault courses, farm
animals, bumper boats, and the "The mighty-twister"
water ride. A great day out for all the family.
During the last war
this area was used to rehearse the D-Day landings. Newlands field
was used as a landing strip by the American marines who took over
the whole area including the villages and beaches because of their
similarity to the Normandy coast. Now peace and tranquillity have
returned to our villages and the only reminder of those times is a
Sherman Tank in the car park at Torcross.