This is a little history I had no idea about: an attempted raid on Dartmouth by the French in 1404.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blackpool_Sands . Well worth a read if you know, or have an interest in, the area. These days Blackpool Sands is a private beach famous for its clean sands. It is located not too far from Stoke Fleming near Dartmouth.