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Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth

3.7
#2 of 13 in Outdoors in Dartmouth
With fine sand and turquoise blue waters, Blackpool Sands lays claim as one of South Devon's most spectacular tourist sites. The beach receives daily cleaning during the summer months. Swim in the clean, clear waters or, if you are more adventurous, hire a sea kayak or a boogie board. The beach offers shower and toilet facilities, including disabled facilities. Lifeguards are on duty, but only during the summer season. Enjoy an organic meal made with local produce in the Venus Beach cafe. For a change from the beach, visit the Blackpool Gardens and explore the paths through the trees and shrubs as you enjoy views of the sea. The garden is open between April and September. Put Blackpool Sands at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dartmouth trip planner .
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  • Blackpoolstones I think should be the name, fab bit of beach with beautiful scenery. Water is deep here and there was a current, plus a ledge on the beach which you need to walk down to get near the s...  more »
  • Lovely sheltered beach with fine shingle (great for sand haters!). The breakfasts in the Venus restaurant were the best we had anywhere in Dartmouth - high quality ingredients, nicely cooked (i.e. no ...  more »
  • While the weather this Summer has not been at its best, we chose a mild and dry day to visit. On arrival the car parking attendant told us the beach had some seals playing at the far end, though we mi...  more »
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  • A very clean and easy to access beach with a beautiful view. The first thing to note about this beach, and dont be misled by the name or any of the pictures on Google, is that this is NOT a sandy beach. It appears that this is an artificially created beach where there have been thousands of tonnes of small stones and pebbles used to create a sand effect. It looks nice. But it bloody hurts to walk on bare foot and is annoying if you wear something on your feet as you end up sinking and getting a shoe full of tiny pebbles. The second thing to note is that parking for the day will cost you £8. Bring cash because the car park does not have a ticket machine just a bloke with a roll of tickets and a bag of cash. There are cliffs to either side of the bay and these are full of rock pools to explore with the kids. There are toilets on site and a restaurant also but I never visited it. Overall a nice clean beach but would look for somewhere more sandy in future.
  • Beautiful beach. great view. N blue sea.... we loved it. it's a pebbles beach . Best of all... no dogs allowed.
  • Great for walking on the beach and the cafe is really good and staff were very friendly and helpful would go there again
  • Open 9am-6pm £4 to park the car. A beautiful shingle beach go early and spend the day! Food at the beach cafe well recommended.
  • Why pay £8 for a pebbly beach? When there are better sandy beaches all over Devon and Cornwall, where parking cost half the amount. Venus cafes coffee is awful. Didn't stay long, won't be back.

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