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. 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.

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.

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Accessibility

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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shower facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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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:

    • O5432SGianm
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      fab beach with great facilities, shop, cafe etc.
      5 of 5 stars
      30th Oct 2023
      fab beach with clear sea, great facilities, including a shop, cafe / restaurant etc. Free parking for first hour was also much appreciated. Read full review
    • sphmrr
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      Family
      Beautiful beach and cafe
      5 of 5 stars
      1st Nov 2023
      Such a beautiful beach with a fantastic cafe and facilities. We went for afternoon fish and chips which were lovely, especially the curry sauce! Read full review
    • R5564ULmattd
      United Kingdom
      Come for the "Sands"! Leave because there's no sand!
      1 of 5 stars
      13th Jan 2024
      Awful, painful stones, and no sand. I understand that this is encouraging a thriving local business that sells beach shoes to visitors who have been mislead over the beach's obviously misleading... Read full review

    Awards

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

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