Blackpool Sands Beach
Tel: +44 01803 770606
If you fancy all the atmosphere and excitement of a holiday abroad but without actually breaking out the passports, then get yourself down to Blackpool Sands Beach. It’s a Blue Flag Award-winning beach backed by evergreens and scented pines, giving it more than a whiff of the Mediterranean. Blackpool Sands is privately managed and has kept its standards high, making it one of the most popular family beaches in the region.
Blackpool Sands is also on the South West Coast Path, and so is in ideal place to start or finish a walk along this beautiful peice of South Devon coastline.
A Holiday Abroad in South Devon
On top of the pines and the sunshine, the waters at Blackpool Sands Beach are unusually clear and are tested regularly by the Environment Agency to confirm their cleanliness. The beach is cleaned on a daily basis from March to the end of October and you’ll find a superb range of facilities on hand. As well as the usual showers, toilets and disabled facilities, Blackpool Sands also has sand pits so that the kids can enjoy safe and supervised play.
Upgrade your Downtime
If you like to add a little adrenaline to your downtime, then why not try your hand at some exciting water sports? Kayak, paddle boards and wetsuits are all available to hire on the beach. As part of its high standards, Blackpool Sands has lifeguards on duty during the summer months, so you know that your time there will be safe. But if you’re thinking of taking the dog then you’d be best advised to find another of South Devon’s beaches, as dogs are not allowed in the car parks or on Blackpool Sands from March to the end of October.
A beach shop caters for all those beach essentials and there is plenty of accommodation close to the beach. Choose from B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering cottages so you can use the beach as much as you want to or take some time away from the waves to explore the local sights and attractions.
- Shower facilities
- Disabled access to the beach
- Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- On-Site café/restaurant
Map & Directions
Signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between Stoke Fleming and Strete - 3 miles from Dartmouth. Car parking on site next to beach.
Public Transport Directions
Western National Service No.93
The South Devon Coast Path
- Beach Awards Blue Flag Award 2016
- Devon Tourism Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017