Blackpool Sands

Café Opening Times:
* 8.30am-5pm
* Closed on Christmas Day

Evening Dining Times:
* We are open every evening throughout July and August from 5pm, Families are very welcome
* Private parties & weddings - available all year except July & August

Blackpool Sands, TQ6 0RE
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Bigbury On Sea
Watergate Bay
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No dogs are permitted on this beach.

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

In fact, with its superb golden beach, turquoise blue sea and magnificent pines, Blackpool Sands has an almost Mediterranean feel. But don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.  Visit our directions page for information on how to find us or login to view our Blackpool Sands webcam.

The Venus Café and Takeaway on Devon’s secluded ‘Blue Flag’ awarded Blackpool Sands, serves mouth-watering hot and cold food including breakfast, seafood specials, organic beef burgers, scrumptious sandwiches and delicious desserts.  There’s also The Venus Beach Shop selling inflatables, buckets and spades, beach games and much more and Venus Riders for watersports hire and sit on kayaks.  The Venus Café at Blackpool Sands is also open every evening during the school summer holidays.      

Find out more about our passion for quality food by reading about our suppliers and our involvement with Food & Drink Devon, an organisation of like-minded businesses dedicated to good quality local food and drink.


Venus Café - Opening Times
8:30pm - 5pm:  Open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

Evenings:  Open every evening in July and August from 5pm, families very welcome.

Please note: We no longer take bookings at Blackpool Sands café for evening dining 

Winter Menus (Evening menu available from July) 


The Venus Beach Shop

All you need for a great day on the beach. Buckets & spades, nets, inflatable boats, turbo & fun tubes, boogie boards, fins, masks, snorkels, wetsuits, swimsuits, footballs, frisbees, cricket bats, boules, beach shoes, sun cream, towels, wind breaks, beach mats, sunglasses and hats. Deck chairs and windbreaks can also be hired. Excellent range of clothes & accessories by Weird Fish, Onfire and Lazy Jack’s for adults and Weird Fish/Earth Nymph for the children.

Venus Riders Watersports

Enjoy watersports? Visit the Venus Beach Shop at Blackpool Sands to hire or buy watersports equipment including stand up paddleboards, kayaks, boogie boards and safety equipment.  Visit our watersports pages for more details.

More About Blackpool Sands Beach

Lifeguards are on duty in July & August. Swimming, sailing, scuba diving, fishing and water sports are available, with a bathing raft in place in July and August. Water is tested by the Environment Agency.

Cleaned daily in the summer. Sandpits for sand castles are available from May, weather permitting.

No dogs are permitted in the car park or on the beach from March to November.

Blackpool Sands was awarded the 2015 Blue Flag Award and the 2009 Resort Beach Award

Accommodation near Blackpool Sands Beach

Visiting South Devon and need somewhere to stay near Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming or Dartmouth?  Why not try one of the following local providers:

Devon Beach Weddings

Want to get 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 Parties

Organising a Christmas party or get-together for 2015? Then why not consider Venus at Blackpool Sands?  We offer festive parties, combining delicious food, stunning views and a great atmosphere right next the beach. 

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