Explore the High Seas at Hallsands

Hallsands, Devon

The atmospheric ruined fishing village of Hallsands stands as testament to the power of the sea and the danger of over exploiting natural resources.

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While the early history of the Village of Hallsands is somewhat unknown, there are plenty of stories about the disappearance of the village that once stood. 

Hallsands grew in population during the 18th and 19th centuries with most residents relying on fishing for a living, particularly crab. Within 30 years the sea had claimed the village back again as a result of years of gales and exceptionally high tides taking its toll – with some help from local dredgers.

While the site of the old village of Hallsands remains closed, it is possible to enjoy the village that once was via a purpose built viewing platform in South Hallsands.  A fantastic opportunity to see the power of the sea and what it can do to the South Devon coastline.

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