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Blackpool Sands

A379, Dartmouth, England
+44 1803 771800
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Family walk

Walked today from Dartmouth to Blackpool Sands in lovely sunshine. The beach was a disappointment... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
random day out

found by chance lived in devon all my life and never knew this gem was here fantastic beach lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“shingle beach” (81 reviews)
“lovely beach” (77 reviews)
“venus cafe” (59 reviews)
A379, Dartmouth, England
+44 1803 771800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked today from Dartmouth to Blackpool Sands in lovely sunshine. The beach was a disappointment. Nothing compared to the lovely beaches in Jersey. Also, if you are planning to build a sandcastle this is not the beach for you.

Thank PerheO
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

found by chance lived in devon all my life and never knew this gem was here fantastic beach lovely views so peaceful and relaxing cant wait til the summer months to properly appreciate it

1  Thank carmadmarc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've taken the family to Blackpool Sands since the children were young and always enjoyed our days there. In parts, the beach slopes away quite steeply but it's just a great place to be. The Venus Cafe is always worth a visit while you're there....More

Thank gstickland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant beach which is dog friendly in the winter months.The Venus cafe is a must for lovely cakes,tea cakes,hot meals,drinks etc.Seperate cafe for dogs and well behaved owners.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are frequent visitors to the Venus Cafe. Lovely place, good menu and lovely atmosphere however, the beach is being ruined by the doggers! We went to Venus this week and then took three small children on to the beach only to find that there...More

Thank Ryanontwp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long beach excellent for walking especially if you have a dog (out of season). Shingle not sand so forget the bucket and spade. Cafe open which was a bonus for tea and loos. Public loos locked!

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Dartmouth to hear and back with the dog about 2.5hr circular lovely views along the way. Cafe was fab very dog friendly big cushions for them to lie on and lots of water bowls nice couches over looking the beach to chill...More

Thank Klallam
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was driving this particular coastline and looked down to see an amazing beach! I u-turned and drove down to find the you have to pay for the pleasure of being on the beach. I asked the parking attendant if I was able to just...More

Thank 413gailg
BlackpoolSands, Manager at Blackpool Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello GailG Of course if you had visited 6 days ago, it would have been free of charge! The beach is attended from mid March until the end of October, during this manned time there is a charge for parking but is free over the...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Pleasant beach to stroll along on a wet and windy day. I had been pleasantly surprised to discover earlier in the day that 2 hours free parking is fairly easy to find in the centre of Dartmouth, but at Blackpool Sands in mid October all...More

Thank ldrvwr
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful shingle beach with a stunning cafe and a cafe for dogs with comfy cushions for dogs. Big car park, very clean toilets & shower block. In the warmer months you can hire kayaks. Plenty of dogs having fun.

Thank Paula London
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alan h
11 January 2018|
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Response from pip t | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will be perfect they let disabled people park behind the cafe (quite a good car park but some steep bits)it’s on a hill. The other huge car park is behind the beach a big field, but they are pretty good at getting... More
26 August 2017|
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Response from Ryanontwp | Reviewed this property |
YES, it is. Rules are that you must change down in the car park before walking to the beach.