Blackpool Sands, South Hams
Information about Blackpool Sands in the South Hams - one of Devon's Blue Flag beaches.
Blackpool Sands is in the South Hams in South Devon, and is a lovely cove at the northern end of Start Bay.
Further up the coast is Dartmouth, and south is Slapton.
The beach is sand and shingle, and facilities include windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.
There is a café/restaurant, toilets, disabled visitors' facilities, disabled access to the beach, and a slipway. Some of the facilities are seasonal.
Blackpool Sands. Photo Nick Randall
First aid is available, together with a lost child centre. Lifeguard on duty during summer months.
The beach has a dog restricted area, and a place for moored bathing rafts. There is also a pay car park.
The beach is two thirds of a mile long and is flanked by steep, wooded cliffs.
This is one of the very best beaches in Devon and is popular with families.
How to get to Blackpool Sands: The beach is signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between Stoke Fleming and Strete.
last updated: 05/06/2008 at 14:36