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.

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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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shower facilities

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Road Directions

 

Signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between Stoke Fleming and Strete - 3 miles from Dartmouth. Car parking on site next to beach.

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Public Transport Directions

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Lorettatata
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Splendid day in mid October
    5 of 5 stars
    28th Oct 2019
    Gorgeous clean beach not a shred of plastic nor any other type of litter. Not fine sand, more a coarse, gritty texture but OK in walking in shoes. Coffee from beachside vendor and tables and benches... Read full review
  • kcimroccmx2
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    AMAZING - BEAUTIFUL
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Nov 2019
    Amazing beach even in November! Lovely dog-friendly cafe complete with doggy beds and doggy towels for the wet ones! I bet in the summer it is even better - well worth a visit. Read full review
  • maisdar
    Long Ashton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beautiful beach
    5 of 5 stars
    4th Dec 2019
    Favourite beach with stunning views and a lovely restaurant serving delicious tomato soup. Lovely walk at Christmas Read full review

Awards

  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2018
  • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2019 Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2019 2019

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