Blackpool Sands

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

Blackpool Sands
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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 29 August 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 29 August 2021
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ZebedeeJen
Rotherham, UK81 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 28 August 2021
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Happyfamilies3
Torquay, UK44 contributions
Extortionate
Aug. 2021 • Family
We are relatively local (40 mins) and decided to visit for a change of scenery. It’s an ok beach, shingle so tough on the feet and a steep slope in to the sea so not great for young kids. What I was totally shocked by was the cost to park, £6 for only a couple of hours, not even reduced for half a day. Cafe charging £8.99 for a toastie, £5.99 for cheesy chips, absolute extortion. I was embarrassed to be local and the absolute liberty this place is taking with those on holiday. Toilets were disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Written 27 August 2021
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Damo817
Northleach, UK16 contributions
Over ratted beach
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Great location, not Sandy but very small slightly sharp gravel like surface.
Great views.
Expensive car parking £9 per day, no option on less time.
Facilities not bad but overpriced and very average food available.
Written 27 August 2021
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Kevin W
Sheffield, UK80 contributions
Beautiful Bay
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Fantastic location, beautiful blue/green sea in a sheltered bay. Plenty of car parking at £9 all day. Plenty of space on very clean beach, cafe, shop and clean toilets, beach patrolled.
We went because of the name but were disappointed that there is no sand, its a pebble beach. Also, the beach has very deep shelves so its not suitable for very young children.
Written 26 August 2021
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costermike
Southampton, UK7 contributions
Feeling totally ripped off
Aug. 2021 • Couples
£9 to park irrespective of duration is a rip off. The Venus cafe £15.95 for a pint of ale and a glass of rose. £19.95 for 2 x fish and chips in a cardboard box and wooden knife and fork. The contents contained the smallest of dover sole fillets. What a rip off trip that was for 2hrs before it started raining.
Written 26 August 2021
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gillian p
Manchester, UK641 contributions
As always, stunning.
Aug. 2021
Enjoyed the walk down to Blackpool sands, the wooded pathway is enchanting, I never tire of this. The facilities here are fantastic for families, and for everyone to enjoy x
Written 25 August 2021
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Pete S
Taunton, UK46 contributions
Long queues long wait for food and drinks
Aug. 2021
Ive always loved Blackpool sands. Its a clean location. Staff are freindly. I paid £6 for parking after 1pm quite resonable. On this occasion my visit was short. We arrived parked up and set about getting lunch. Wow the queue was about 80 people with just one outlet for food. We waited in line for 45 minutes and hardly moved so we were off to a pub to get lunch. They really need to invest in opening up at least 2 more serving ares to cope with this problem. It really has put me off eating there.
Written 25 August 2021
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ray533
Aspatria, UK3 contributions
Pleasant experience
Aug. 2021
Made two visits to the beach during our stay in the are, we were aware that the beach is fine shingle, but the beach is spotless and well looked after, swimming is safe with lifeguards present, sea is clean but beach shelves away so beware. There is a stream at the side of the beach which is handy for those wanting to learn to paddle board but are not quiet ready for the sea. People moan on here about the cost of parking, well the price does reduce as the day goes on, do these people not ask, £9 for all day in my book is not an unreasonable ask, come up to we’re we live in the Lakes, or go to any other holiday area, parking on the cheap, no way.
Facilities are better than on most beaches, toilets are clean with showers available. Paddle boards, kayaks are available to hire as are wet suits.
Top tips, take your own food and drinks as the Venus cafe takeaways are pricy and the queues long. Beach shoes are a must as the shingle is painful to walk on, hence the 4 rating.
Overall a pleasant place to visit, loads of space to chill.p
Written 22 August 2021
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