The village occupies a steeply sloping site on the south-east facing side of the Erme valley a mile or so closer to Dartmoor in the north than the sea four miles to its south.
Standing at the head on the Avon estuary, about three miles inland from the coast, the village lies with the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many former farm buildings now converted to residential usage.
Located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the steep western bank of the Kingsbridge Estuary, the town owes its success to its extensive waterfront and naturally sheltered harbour. Initially a shipbuilding and sailing...
The village of Stoke Fleming lies 100 metres above the waters of Start Bay in South Devon, on the A379 road that runs from Dartmouth along the shores of the bay and then inland to Kingsbridge on the Salcombe estuary.
Together with Torquay, the compact seaside resort of Paignton is part of the English Riviera and one of the main holiday resorts of South Devon, boasting a mild climate, promenade, traditional pier, colourful beach huts and Paignton Green.