Blackpool Sands

Visit Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands is a privately managed award winning family friendly beach in Start Bay, Devon. Despite the name ‘Sands’ it is a shingle beach in a sheltered crescent shape surrounded by green rolling fields and woodland.

The water quality is excellent with lifeguards on duty in July and August and swimmers can use the facilities, including showers before heading off to the The Venus Cafe, Takeaway and Shop for a light lunch and refreshments.

Blackpool Sands has something for everyone to enjoy. During the in the summer there are children’s activities including sand pits, a bathing raft, kayaks, snorkels and stand up paddle boards available for hire for activity filled days.

The car park is directly behind the beach providing easy access, suitable for wheel chairs, push chairs and buggys.

This beach is dog friendly in the Winter months and are restricted from March to November.

This beach is …

  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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A popular UK seaside destination. The area around Dawlish Town Beach has a choice of holiday accommodation. Holiday parks, and cottages catering for families and weekends away.

Places to stay

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Have a great day out by the coast

Getting To Blackpool Sands Beach

Beach Location

Blackpool Sands Dartmouth Devon TQ6 ORG


There is a carpark close to the beach

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Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Blackpool Sands Beach

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