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Blackpool Sands

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Blackpool Sands, an award-winning family beach set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines, is one of south Devon’s most beautiful natural treasures.

It’s turquoise blue sea gives it an almost Mediterranean feel. We are a shingle beach and this year we have been awarded the much coveted double… the International Blue Flag and Seaside Award! Our beach benefits from RNLI Lifeguard patrol so has safe superb swimming in clean water and no dogs during our summer season. We can also offer sand pits, a bathing raft in the lifeguard season, good disabled facilities and can hire out kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits and deckchairs. The Venus Beach Café serves a range of delicious hot and cold food, has a take-away and a well-stocked beach shop, it has something for all the family.

To find us the beach is signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between Stoke Fleming and Strete.

You can also visit Blackpool Gardens – situated close to the beach, open from 1st April to the end of September, park in our main car park and purchase your Gardens ticket from the car park attendant.

But don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on Blackpool Sands?

Blackpool Sands is a blue flag beach so in order to comply with regulations there is a seasonal dog ban. Dogs are not permitted on the beach or car park from 1 April to 31 October 2022.

How much is parking at Blackpool Sands?

Parking charges vary depending on the time of year. Please call 01803 771800 for current prices and card payment is preferred

How far is Blackpool Sands from Dartmouth?

Blackpool Sands is 10 minutes car drive from Dartmouth – 3.9 miles away on the A379

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I had been down on the Coast for work and it was the afternoon and I fancied a cup of tea and a walk on the beach before the long drive home. This place was beautiful and really recharged the batteries. On a sunny day this really hits the spot!


Bit of a confusing drive, but well worth it! Lovely shingle beach….

Tarn D

Enjoyed a couple of hours on the beach just as the summer heatwave was coming to an end. Beach is quite pebbly but not a problem – cleaner than sand.

Jane M

If you would like a beach where the car park can be two steps away from the beach, this is for you. Lovely restaurant, beach shop, cafe. Lifeguards and toilets.

Lisa E

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