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Blackpool Sands

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

An award-winning family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. A shingle beach, as are all the main beaches in this area and all incorporating ‘Sands’ as a historical name, see our website FAQS page for the advantages of a shingle beach. You can also visit Blackpool Gardens – situated close to the beach, open from 1st April to the end of September.

Lifeguard patrol and no dogs during summer season. Sand pits, a bathing raft, kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits and deckchairs for hire, Venus Beach Café serving a range of delicious hot and cold food, Venus Take-away and a well-stocked beach shop, it has something for all the family. 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 flat 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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