The Beach Guide

Blackpool Sands Beach

Blackpool Sands Beach - Devon

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Blackpool Sands is a crescent-shaped beach of coarse golden sand, backed by pine trees and the rolling South Hams countryside.

Plenty of facilities including showers, toilets and a cafe serving local organic food.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned Easter - November.

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Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SX 8558 4778

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardGreen Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Blackpool Sands Beach Reviews

Not what expected/Take your own drinks

Aug 17th 2019

Had heard good things about this beach and initially looks lovely but there is no sand, all shingle. Sea depth drops very quickly and hard to keep footing in shingle so probably not ideal for small children. Any food or drink ridiculously expensive - can of coke £2.90, even can of water is £2.00. Would not visit again, sorry.

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