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:

  • David S
    Dinas Powys, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful beach
    4 of 5 stars
    12th Oct 2019
    Lovely place to visit, large car park and onsite restaurant/cafe with kayaks and deckchairs for hire. The beach is sandy and was very clean. The only downside was a £3 car park charge - fine for a... Read full review
  • M5184SCmarion
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Expensive food off of compostable plates and paper cups, not good!
    2 of 5 stars
    13th Oct 2019
    We love Venus and have been coming for years, we know it’s expensive but it’s a great location. But we are confused and disappointed by this move to compostable plates and paper cups. When we come... Read full review
  • Bevhoward
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful Blue Flag Beach
    5 of 5 stars
    21st Oct 2019
    Gorgeous shingle beach, very clean, plenty of parking, good toilets and shop. Great food in cafe and takeaway. Picturesque setting the best in Devon. 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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