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Blackpool Sands

** Please note: The Café at Blackpool Sands will be closed from Thursday 8th until the end of January due to extensive refurbishment. The Venus Takeaway will be open every day during this time from 9am - 4pm **

Normal Café opening hours (Daytime): 8:30am - 5pm.
Café (Evening): 
* July & August: Every night 5 - 9pm (latest table booking is 9pm).
* Blackpool Sands Café is available for large party bookings and special events any evening of the week, all year round except July & August - please enquire.

Takeaway: 
* Open every day between Thursday 8th and end of January (9am - 4pm).
* July & August: 10am - 6pm.

Bigbury on Sea
* 10am - 5pm.
* July & August: 10am - 6pm.

Dartington
* 8:30am - 5pm.

Watergate Bay (Currently closed, reopens February 2015)
* February - 9th November: 10am - 5pm.
* July/August: Extended opening hours until 6pm (July) and 8pm (August).

Tolcarne Beach (Now closed for the winter - reopening on 22 March 2015)
* Easter - end October: 10am - 5pm.
* July: 10am - 6pm.
* August: 9am - 6pm.

East Portlemouth (Now closed for the winter - reopening on 23 March 2015)
* Easter - end October: 10am - 5pm. 
* July: 10am - 6pm
* August: 9am - 6pm

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 2015? 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 popular 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 from 2014 for further details and sample menus.

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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.
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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.
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We had a fabulous lunch today at the Bigbury-on-Sea café; the veggie burger was especially brilliant.
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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!