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Opening Times

Blackpool Sands
Café (Daytime): 8:30am - 5pm.
Café (Evening): 
* July & August: Every night 5 - 9pm (latest table booking is 9pm).
* April, May, June & September: Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights only.
* No evening dining (except parties/Christmas) from 28th September. Restart date to be confirmed.
* Fridays & Saturdays from 5th - 20th December: Christmas dinner & disco nights.  View our Christmas brochure for details.
* New Year's Eve Party 2014:  8-course dinner and disco - view our brochure.
* Blackpool Sands Café is available for large party bookings and special events any evening of the week, all year round - please enquire.

* 10am - 5pm (weekends and school holidays).
* July & August: 10am - 6pm.

Bigbury on Sea (Closed between 1 - 14 December 2014 inclusive)
* 10am - 5pm.
* July & August: 10am - 6pm.

* 8:30am - 5pm.

Watergate Bay (Closed between 10 November - 14 December 2014 inclusive and 12 January - 5 February 2015 inclusive)
* February - 9th November: 10am - 5pm.
* July/August: Extended opening hours until 6pm (July) and 8pm (August).
* Open 15th December - 11th January 2015: 10am - 5pm.   

Tolcarne Beach (Closed between 3 November - 22 March inclusive)
* Easter - end October: 10am - 5pm.
* July: 10am - 6pm.
* August: 9am - 6pm.

East Portlemouth (Closed between 22 September - 19 October 2014 inclusive and from 3 November for the winter)
* Easter - 2 November: 10am - 5pm. 
* July: 10am - 6pm
* August: 9am - 6pm
* Reopening for the 2015 season on 23 March 2015.

Whether it's fabulous local, organic food, the perfect beach setting for a wedding or special occasion such as Christmas parties, or exhilarating watersports, Venus has it all for you.

Stunning locations in Devon & Cornwall, including on some of the best beaches in the South West, friendly service and quality food - you don't need to look any further.

Venus is a proud environmental champion and we strive to provide you with tasty wholesome food, excellent watersports and quality beach goods delivered with an ethical company philosophy where we take care to maintain the environmental balance on our beaches.

The outstanding facilities offered at the 5 beautiful beaches and the Shops at Dartington where we operate cafés, takeaways and shops are undoubtedly the 'Pick Of The Best' - visit the Venus Beach Guide For South Hams, Devon or Newquay, Cornwall and decide for yourself.

Winners of the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development 2005 and 2010, the judges described us as: "Provider of the best alfresco Mediterranean style dining experience in a UK beach setting whilst integrating environmental & social care into every business decision." (2005) and ""A rare example of a sustainable café chain" (2010).

We would appreciate your feedback, comments and questions - please talk to us through our message board.

Beach Weddings in Devon

Fancy getting married at the beach? Venus at Blackpool Sands, South Devon is now a licensed approved premises for marriages and civil ceremonies, so you can now hold the whole of your special day here.

Venus can cater for ceremonies up to 80 people and wedding receptions or wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests with a marquee right next to the beach.

Further information can be found on the Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions pages.

Christmas and New Year's Eve Parties in South Devon

Organising a Christmas party or get-together for 2014? Then why not consider Venus at Blackpool Sands?  We offer festive lunches, dinner and dancing, combining delicious food, stunning views and a great atmosphere right next the beach.

Choose the New Year's Eve party for a wonderful feast starting with a Champagne cocktail on arrival and then seven mouthwatering courses, followed by dancing until late.

Visit our Christmas and New Year's Eve page and view our Christmas and New Year's Eve Party brochure for further details and sample menus.

Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all your hard work & help on our wedding day at Blackpool Sands. It was a privilege, with the amazing views and cosy and personal feel to the venue, to be one of the first legally married couples on the premises.
Thank you so much for arranging our amazing wedding. We both had the most fantastic day and night, and all of our guests really, really enjoyed themselves and complimented us on the stunning venue and wonderful party.
We had a fabulous lunch today at the Bigbury-on-Sea café; the veggie burger was especially brilliant.
Just wanted to say thank you very much for such a lovely evening on New Year's Eve – the team worked so very hard and we really appreciated the excellent food, service and atmosphere!