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Blackpool Sands

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Address: A379, Dartmouth, England
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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 26 December 2016
Bryan P
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, clean and stunning bay with incredible views. Facilities are all there making your visit much easier. Go there for sunrise and you won't be disappointed.

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all of this part of the South Hams, Blackpool Sands is steeped in history from the owners whose ancestors made the money to buy it as 'Privateers' for Elizabeth 1st to the D Day landing preparations. these days it's a pleasant shingly beach, car park, shop and waterside cafe. Out of season, free parking and dogs on the beach... More 

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ESSEX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely beach, clean and. Hold friendly with good facilities and parking Very cold and wet February afternoon, nice brisk bracing beach walk and a hot chocolate from the beach cafe

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Thank TONYDIVER1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking in motorhome is a bit concerning. Ive got a 30ft motorhome and the car park was very steep. Rd getting there very tight aswell. Beach is lovely though. I'd say only take a car or small motorhome

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Thank Cliff P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blackpool Sands is a lovely beach in a beautiful location with a very good Cafe and shop, parking and toilets. It isn't sandy, more shingle than sand and can be a bit difficult to walk on as it's soft, but it's a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

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Thank Sue D
Taunton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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Thank Carolyn M
Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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Thank Bryan P
Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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