Slapton Sands is a picturesque beach in South Devon, with 3 miles of shingle separating the sea from Slapton Ley, the largest freshwater lake in the South West. It’s a haven for wildlife, making it a delicate environment to work in. Thankfully, Landmarc has 30 years of experience in handling such sensitive areas.
The A379 runs along the beach, connecting Dartmouth with Kingsbridge, and is vital to the local community. However, during winter, storms bring strong winds and waves that cause damage. Many of the locals will remember the time that Storm Emma washed away a large part of the road in March 2018. Although it was rebuilt and opened 7 months later, Natural England has decided that if it happens again, nature will be allowed to take its course.
To protect the Torcross end of the beach, South Hams District Council instructed Landmarc to collect and replace some of the existing rock armour that has been washed away by the sea.