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Blackpool Sands

Set in a sheltered bay surrounded by steeply rising fields & by woods of evergreens & pines, Blackpool Sands has a sheltered beach with excellent facilities, making it particularly popular with families.

Blackpool is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. Located only 3 miles West of Dartmouth on the beautiful South Devon heritage coast Blackpool Sands is an award-winning privately managed family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel.

Blackpool has a shingle beach just like all the main beaches in Start Bay - the use of ‘Sands’ in it's name is historical. With sand pits, a bathing raft, kayaks for hire, a range of delicious hot & cold food & a beach shop, it has something for all the family & has a lifeguard patrol operating during the summer season.

Directly behind Blackpool Sands lies a secret garden full of plants & shrubs from around the world. Follow the gently sloping paths that criss-cross through the trees and shrubs, catching glimpses of the sea as you go. Visit the Crow’s Nest & the path above the Captain’s Seat for spectacular views of Start Bay. On your way, study the different plants – or take a seat & just enjoy a few quiet moments!