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Blackpool Sands

A379, Dartmouth, England
+44 1803 771800
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Refused to pay

We’ve spent time on this beautiful beach before so we’re looking forward yesterday to a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sem229
,
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Stunning beach

A lovely beach - not strictly sand, but in ways better than sand, it will not get in your... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SteveGL7
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Fairford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lovely beach” (83 reviews)
“shingle beach” (84 reviews)
“venus cafe” (64 reviews)
LOCATION
A379, Dartmouth, England
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+44 1803 771800
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"lovely beach"
in 83 reviews
"shingle beach"
in 84 reviews
"venus cafe"
in 64 reviews
"beach shop"
in 35 reviews
"car park"
in 107 reviews
"fine shingle"
in 25 reviews
"clean beach"
in 20 reviews
"no dogs allowed"
in 15 reviews
"small pebbles"
in 12 reviews
"family beach"
in 10 reviews
"parking charge"
in 9 reviews
"blue flag beach"
in 9 reviews
"clear water"
in 9 reviews
"classical music"
in 9 reviews
"clean toilets"
in 21 reviews
"on duty"
in 16 reviews
"stoke fleming"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve spent time on this beautiful beach before so we’re looking forward yesterday to a couple of hours here for a swim and some lunch before heading home. But, as with other reviewers, once we saw the sign with £8 charge for parking, we turned...More

Thank sem229
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely beach - not strictly sand, but in ways better than sand, it will not get in your sandwiches . My wife and I spent 2 lovely days at Blackpool sands. The sun shone,the area was beautiful. Who needs the med when the sun...More

Thank SteveGL7
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived to meet someone who was warning the queuing cars it was £8 to park all day. We only wanted to stay a couple of hours for my daughter to have a little play in the sand (turned out not to be sand), and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous stone beach to visit with plenty of activities and things to hire to enhance your beach visit. Lovely Venus Cafe for great coffee and food. We loved skimming stones on the water on a lovely summer evening!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is shingle and shelves steeply so not suitable for anyone not confident in the water. Plenty of parking at £8.00 a car and there is a shop selling a good variety of items, a café, and take away. Toilets are okay with hot...More

Thank domashea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly visit this beach, best one in South Devon! Our children prefer the pebbles to sand. The water is Crystal clear but it does shelve away quickly so can be dangerous for paddling. As with anywhere you need to watch your children. The Venus...More

Thank lou181818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very picturesque beach but I have no idea why it was named ‘Sands’. It’s shingle of various sizes, most of which will find its way into your shoes and make it horrible to walk across and if you take your shoes off...More

Thank James T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews thought we would go for an hour. Got there 2nd July to find parking £8 we were not the only ones to turn round & leave.

Thank terristar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Years ago in the 1960s I used to visit Blackpool Sands often.Then it was a secluded, quiet beach and had a lovely crescent of fine shingle, almost sand, hence called Blackpool Sands! It had a lovely beach shop cafe where you could a buy a...More

2  Thank 240frank
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid £6 for parking which hasn’t changed since the last time I visited in 2010 which I was pleased about! Beach nice and clean, although stones painful to walk on. Plenty of room but no lifeguards on duty this time of year which I would’ve...More

Thank Karlew69
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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.
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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
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