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Blackpool Sands

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Address: A379, Dartmouth, England
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+44 1803 771800

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Boxing day tour

While staying in Torquay for xmas we had a day trip out & took in Blackpool Sands cafe & beach. Plenty of free parking on site. We sat outside in the sun & had our drinks while we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Taunton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Dartmouth we drove here for a few hours on a Sunday morning to walk the dogs and get some fresh air Thankfully the drizzle had stopped and weather was warm ish The dogs enjoyed being able to run up and down the beach and even went into the sea for a swim Nice competitively priced cafe that we... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning beach and very well kept. Tons of parking and in the winter months dogs are allowed - stops in May as far as I can remember. Venus cafe is also really good, on busier days the outside kiosk is open and you can easily get a cuppa and have a stroll along the beach. Beautiful spot

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Torquay for xmas we had a day trip out & took in Blackpool Sands cafe & beach. Plenty of free parking on site. We sat outside in the sun & had our drinks while we watched people on the beach with their dogs & took in the views.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place all year round. Lovely views. Steep shelf immediately you get into water, so go careful with kids. Clean beach.

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Thank Robyn D
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Such a beautiful beach. The surprise was the fabulous cafe-probably the best beach cafe I have ever been in. Open all year serving fresh baked bread and cakes. Very friendly and popular with mums and kids. Decor which included Christmas decorations! was modern and clean in a purpose built building. I suspect very busy in high season.

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Despite its name, this beautiful beach is actually a pebble beach. It has a small stream to one side which the kids love! The beach is privately owned with a good sized car park right next to the beach, which can be expensive if you are only on a short visit! There is a small café which is open at... More 

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Thank Roger G
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

By UK standards the beach is gorgeous and in a relatively unspoilt natural setting, backed by stunning trees and hills. It gets very busy in July and August, although given the size of the beach, you will still be able to find a clear spot. As many have mentioned, the privately owned car park is a massive rip-off, particularly if... More 

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Bryantsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is principally a restaurant on the beach for summer visitors - but fortunately it was open when we visited - and it provided a much needed hot coffee for warming up. Probably very busy in the summer. Pleasant & efficient service.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a lovely place to visit and I like the fact that you don't have to pay for parking there (at least in November). Good for gentle walks across the sand and it's a pretty wide beach so lots of space. Coffee shop is very good and we enjoyed our lunch there. Will be back.

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very popular in Summer and Spring but NO DOGS are allowed. In the school holidays it's best to get there early or in the late afternoon when parking charges are lowered. The beach is kept clean and tidy with sand pits and rock pools for the kids, young and not so young. There are beach shops, a large Venus cafe/restaurant,toilets... More 

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