Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth: Address, Phone Number, Blackpool Sands Reviews: 4/5

Blackpool Sands
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Ann B
Torquay, UK2 contributions
Bit £££ but worth it.
Oct 2021 • Family
Lovely calm location away from the crowds. Nice to be between the sea and trees not much concrete. Possibly less people partly down to the cost of parking and restaurant prices. Takeaway burger & fries x3 and can drink £45 bit pricey but nice.
Written October 17, 2021
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61Rose
Gloucester, UK64 contributions
Lovely shingle beach, felt very safe
Sep 2021
Lovely shingle beach and big enough for safe social distancing. However on the day we arrived, it was misty and raining (early September) , Venus cafe was closed but we managed to get a great coffee. I remember the cafe and beach best on a sunny November day (which was much nicer than the rainy misty September day) we sat in side the warm cafe which had the Christmas Tree up, looking at the beach and the sea.
A few vegan options from what I can remember.
Also had toilets in the car park.
Written September 30, 2021
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PaulT73
London522 contributions
Stunning Location
Sep 2021
Wow what a location that greets you a bit unexpectantly regards the entrance which comes up quickly on the road from the direction of Dartmouth.

Very modest fee for the location a lovely place to spend even a cloudy day on the beach loved the trees which gave a the beach the most beautiful backdrop.

Beautifully clean beach with stunning sheltered swimming.

Do be advised though that the shingle is a bit painful on bare feet and can be difficult to walk on (even in shoes) for the less mobile.

We liked the friendly welcome with brief overview of where the facilities were.

The only negative was the toilets really did really stink.
Written September 23, 2021
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lentheman
Penyffordd, UK491 contributions
Nice shingle beach
Sep 2021
Went here twice first week September with the weather glorious. Car park is reasonable (£9 per full day including occupants). If you want to park for an hour early in the day the I guess its not so good. Later on in the afternoon the price drops. Water is excellent (the Missus tells me). Didn't use the cafe as there were always queues so we brought our own food and drink. No sand but shingle (which I prefer) so no sandcastles for the little ones but there are a few large sandpits for them to play in.
Written September 20, 2021
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Victoria S
Telford, UK350 contributions
Unexpectedly fabulous
Sep 2021
I really really loved Blackpool Sands. With it being so famous I expected it to be crowded and touristy, but it wasn't - it felt like a classier type of beach (if there is such a thing!), and it was virtually deserted on a late Sunday afternoon in September.

There's a large car park which costs £4 all day, which is right next to the beach. When we first arrived we were really tired from travelling so had a snooze in the car, which was lovely next to the sea - I can see the attraction of parking up your motorhome there as many people were.

The beach itself is pebbles not sand, which was good for us as we hadn't brought anything to sit on. It's huge so there's no issue finding a quiet spot to yourself.

There was a wedding going on when we visited in the Venus restaurant at the back of the beach, which only added to the nice ambience. The cafe offers a large choice of food and drink with plenty of benches outside, and the staff were really friendly.

The only reason we left was because the car park is locked at 5pm, otherwise we could happily have spent all evening there!
Written September 19, 2021
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Nettiebetty63
4 contributions
Wow is all i can say .. lovely beach
Sep 2021
we found this beach as we were driving around devon site seeing .. wow what a lovely beach . we sat in our chairs for 3 hours taking in the sun sea and the peace ...
Written September 18, 2021
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THFC69
Berkshire, UK554 contributions
SANDS???
Sep 2021
Don’t expect any sandy beach here, it’s just stones and shingle which is hard work to walk on. Shop has a large range of buckets and spades, good luck building sandcastles there. Parking is expensive. Decent enough spot for sea air but far better beaches along the coast.
Written September 18, 2021
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TheThrifyFiftys
Bolton, UK121 contributions
Lovely setting but difficult to walk on
Aug 2021
This is beautiful location with good parking and food options, however as its a shingle beach it is very difficult to walk on if you don't have the right foot wear. Still very much worth a visit.
Written August 29, 2021
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10Splash
Whitton, UK28 contributions
A day at the beach
Aug 2021 • Family
An enjoyable day relaxing. A clean shingle beach with good facilities to hire water sports and food. Paid parking right on the beach.
Written August 29, 2021
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ZebedeeJen
Rotherham, UK82 contributions
A message to those taking disposable BBQs...
Aug 2021
Take the f****ing thing back with you and dispose of it properly instead of leaving it on this otherwise lovely beach!!!

Beach is beautiful, more shingle than sand but spacious and car park is right next to it so no having to haul everything back to the car later when you're also carrying tired kids! Decent shop selling all things beach and also a cafe (we didn't eat there as the menu was very limited due to staff shortages)
Written August 28, 2021
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