Blackpool Sands

Set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay amongst evergreens and pines is Blue Flag awarded Blackpool Sands - one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures.

The Venus Café and Takeaway at Blackpool Sands are perfect for peaceful breakfasts, lazy light lunches, sensational, summer sunset dinners or coffee and cake with friends. Famous for specialising in fresh fish and seafood dishes landed just a few miles away, we are renowned for offering homemade traditional classics. We also have a fabulous selection of local wines, ales, ciders and soft drinks to choose from.

Dogs are now welcome on the beach until the week before the 2017 Easter school holidays and the car park is free during the winter.

We are thrilled our café at Blackpool Sands has been included in The Guardian’s '50 Best Breakfast Places in the UK', January 2017!

The Venus Beach Shop

All you need for a great day on the beach is available from our beach shop including towels, swimwear, beach toys, wetsuits, wind breaks and beach mats. We also have an excellent range of clothes and accessories. Deck chairs and windbreaks are also available for hire.

Venus Riders Watersports (summer holidays only)

Enjoy watersports? Visit the Venus Beach Shop to hire or buy watersports equipment including stand up paddleboards, kayaks, boogie boards and safety equipment.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) hire at Blackpool Sands, prices include buoyancy aids and are per person:
One Hour: £15
Two Hours: £20
Day: £40
Week: £140

Sit on kayak hire at Blackpool Sands, costs include buoyancy aids:



2 Hours



Single Kayak





Double Kayak





Triple Kayak





Quadruple Kayak





Devon Beach Weddings

Want to get married at the beach? Our Blackpool Sands café is a licensed premises for marriages and civil ceremonies, offering a spectacular setting for your very special day. Further information can be found on the Weddings page


Organising a party or get-together? Then why not consider our Blackpool Sands café where we offer private parties, combining delicious food, stunning views and a great atmosphere right next the beach. For more information please visit our Parties and Celebrations page.

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Contact details

Beach information line: 01803 770606
Café, shop and watersports: 01803 770209
Blackpool, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0RG


Opening Times

Café: Daily 8.30am - 5.00pm but closed 24th to 28th April for refit work

Takeaway: Daily 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Weather @ Blackpool Sands

Last updated on: 15/02/2017 12:30pm

Wind Dir: NW (308º)

Wind Speed: 95.9 mph

Temp: 14°C (58°F)

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