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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 24 November 2018
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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 16 November 2018
Anthony P
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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A379, Dartmouth, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blackpool Sands is one of my favourite places to visit. I love the way the green fields come down and meet the beach. There are wild flowers and plants on the slate hills and majestic trees. The wild plants are a pleasure to see growing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank trishjudge55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Blackpool in Devon a far cry from the original Blackpool. If you enjoy peace and quiet and uncrowded beaches this is the place for you. The Cafeteria is quite large with a small bar area to purchase alcoholic drinks if you wish the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sally b
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

We had a walk along here a couple of days into the new year. It was so nice, peaceful and quiet. Very clean stretch of beach also

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Good menu but food not what I expected, a little let down by the food against the price. Should have been better. But great location so not knocking it as a venue as others might like what’s on offer. Would go back but only because...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alank939
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Sorry just blinking , this isn't Lancashire, donkeys and rock. I'm teasing. The area is a black pool. No sands pebbles. Whoops I'm blinking again the swimming costumes of some people don't cover anything. Are got it , reading a sign in the car park...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
BlackpoolSands, Office Manager at Blackpool Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Hello PaulH Gosh, I'm a tad confused! Not sure when your visit was but some of your points above do not relate to our Blackpool Sands in South Devon! Firstly we are most definitely NOT a nudist beach!! Not sure which beach you saw this...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

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
Thank oldandknackered
Reviewed 16 November 2018

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 20 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
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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.
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.