|South Hams District|
Shown within Devon
|Region:||South West England|
| Ranked 39th|
- Total ()
| Ranked |
|South Hams District Council|
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Anthony Steen, Gary Streeter|
To the north it includes part of Dartmoor National Park, to the east borders Torbay, and to the west Plymouth. It contains some of the most unspoilt coastline on the south coast, including the promontories of Start Point, and Bolt Head. The entire coastline, along with the lower Avon and Dart valleys, form most of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In 1944 several villages were evacuated so that training for D-day could be carried out in secret. The area was chosen because of the resemblance of its beaches to those of Normandy. Preparations were disrupted, and secrecy nearly compromised, by a devastating E-boat attack during Exercise Tiger.
Hot Spot South Hams, Devon: Cream of the Countryside ; Buyers Flock to South Hams in Search of a Better Quality of Life. It Nudges London Prices, but It's Not within Commuting Distance. Perfect for Downsizers Who Want to `Go Bush'. by Robert Liebman
Aug 05, 2000; Overlook South Hams at your peril. "Years ago, South Hams was almost totally ignored," says Dinah Maxwell-Muller. "Now it has...
The Costa Tasteful; the South Hams Offer Some of Devon's Most Spectacular Beaches. Peter Hardy Took His Bucket and Spade
Jul 09, 2003; Byline: PETER HARDY HEADING west in heavy traffic on the road from Exeter to Plymouth, it would be easy to miss the sign for...
WALK OF THE MONTH ; Too Often Overlooked, South Hams Is a Lush Landscape with Abundant Wildlife, Says Mark Rowe
Nov 05, 2006; The South Hams is one of the greenest areas of England. Curiously, this lush South Devon countryside is often overlooked. I've...