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Good beach in pleasant surroundings

Good beach in pleasant surroundings which in winter is free although I believe in summer is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lovely little out of the way place, probably better to go in the winter or at least out of season... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anthony P
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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A379, Dartmouth, England
+44 1803 771800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good beach in pleasant surroundings which in winter is free although I believe in summer is expensive to park. Excellent for dog walking with a good cafe which is dog friendly. It has a separate room to eat and drink with dog beds for your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little out of the way place, probably better to go in the winter or at least out of season when the place is best enjoyed. Beware, the parking fees are exhorbitant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthony P
BlackpoolSands, Office Manager at Blackpool Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Anthony P Not sure when you visited but currently it is FREE parking until we open for the season again in March! Hardly 'exhorbitant' :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited late in the afternoon. The car park closes at 5pm and there was no cost for parking. Not sure if this is the same in peak season The beach is a pebble beach with stunning scenery. There’s a cafe there which was closed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_Savage75
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A really lovely beach to visit. Beautiful surrounding area and coast line. Decent café and plenty of space to sit and drink and eat while looking at the sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marklyminster
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Amazing beach that would put some foreign beaches to shame however, the car park cost is shocking. Absolutely no need to charge this much.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michelle_and_Dougie
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Wow what a beautiful place. Sunny autumn day. Coffee from Venus cafe right on beach. Lots of parking, clean facilities - showers and toilets - on this privately managed beach with interesting history going back hundreds of years. Friendly cafe and car park staff, great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We walked to Blackpool sands from Leonards cove Nice little stroll and stunning views, would advise to walk if you can parking charges are pricey

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gmtomlins
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Why o why do we allow businesses to rip us off with parking charges and not demand decent clean usable toilets. So much for council public health.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michael w
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Stumbled across it and wish I had spent the day there. Nice pebble beach. Clear water. As if you were abroad! Shop and cafe have a great selection. £2 for parking but such a nice spot

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meghan W
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had wonderful weather for this time of year in England and this leant more to the Mediterranean feel of the cove. Wonderful, innovative beach cafe (The Venus Group). Parking charges still a bit steep for this time of year but that's what the "silver...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Philip M
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14 August 2018|
Response from Doug M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i never said extortionate, I said expensive. If you properly read what I wrote you will find I thought it was good value if you were to spend the day there.
Amanda T
5 April 2018|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
Only during the winter not in the holiday season, which I believe is from Easter until end of October. This is a blue flag beach.