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Opening Times

Blackpool Sands
Café (Daytime): EVERY DAY from 8:30am - 5pm.
Café (Evening): Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights from 4th April.  Open every night from June to early September.
Takeaway: Open at weekends when dry: 11am - 4pm.
Blackpool Sands Café is available for private parties any day of the week - please enquire.
Bigbury on Sea
Takeaway: Open EVERY DAY from 10am - 5pm.
Cafe: Open EVERY DAY from 8:30am - 5pm.

Watergate Bay
Takeaway: Open EVERY DAY from 10am - 5pm.
Tolcarne Beach
Takeaway: Open EVERY DAY from 10am-5pm.
East Portlemouth
Takeaway: Open EVERY DAY from 10am-5pm.


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 tuition 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).

"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.

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!
We visited the beach shop at Blackpool Sands on 21st December and we liked the shop very much
Best coffee since I arrived from Australia in April! Smooth & silky and strong.