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Blackpool Sands Beach

Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0RG

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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 piece 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. There is also 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. 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.


Attraction Facilities

  • 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

Establishment Features

  • Toilets



Map & Directions

Road 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

BY BUS Western National Service No.93 BY FOOT The South Devon Coast Path





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    Recent Reviews:

    • Darren G
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Avoid - Rip Off Prices
      2 of 5 stars
      18th June 2018
      As a previous resident of the area and a frequent visitor, I was completely shocked at the prices for breakfast at The Venus Cafe on Blackpool Sands. Not only were we charged £6 to park with no... Read full review
    • Alan F
      Great place to relax
      5 of 5 stars
      18th June 2018
      Went here years ago when kids were young. Great time great memories. Car parking expensive and lots of rules and regulations. Not what it used to be : Read full review
    • Tazmid
      Hyde, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Blackpool Sands
      4 of 5 stars
      11th June 2018
      This shingle beach is peaceful and relaxing. Don't forget your water shoes as walking on the pebbles can become painful, but a few minutes will give you a fabulous foot massage. Well worth a visit if... Read full review


    • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2016
    • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017

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