New menus at Blackpool Sands and Dartington.   Some great new dishes to try.   Chilli squid & coconut shrimp and tapas at Blackpool Sands.   Dartington now offers amazing thick sliced sourdough melts - crunchy & delicious along with a selection of freshly made wraps and baguettes..  

Blackpool Sands now open 9am until 8pm throughout August - on dry days. The Cafe closes earlier when wet.  

If you’re looking for great warming food, amazing views, Devon & Cornish sourced fabulous produce or the perfect beach setting for a wedding - Venus has it all.

We’re positioned at stunning locations in Devon and Cornwall, including some of the best beaches in the South West. You can find us at Blackpool Sands, Bigbury on Sea, East Portlemouth, Tolcarne and Watergate Bay, as well as our inland café at The Shops at Dartington.

We’re a proud environmental champion striving to provide tasty wholesome food all delivered with an ethical philosophy. We also always endeavour to take care and maintain the environmental balance of all our beaches to fulfil our mission of being the greenest beach café, takeaway and shop operator.  

Opening Hours   

Blackpool Sands

The Guardian’s '50 Best Breakfast Places in the UK', 2017!

Cafe: All year 10am to 4pm   July & August 9am to 8pm on sunny dry days (8pm last orders)

Takeaway and shop: The shop is open daily from 10am. The take away will be open on dry weekends & holiday days.

Bigbury on Sea

Takeaway: Daily 10.00am – 5pm.   Open later on warm sunny days.

East Portlemouth

Takeaway: Open daily on dry days - 10am to 5pm.   July & August longer hours on dry sunny days.

The Shops at Dartington

Café & Take Away: Daily 9.30am – 5.00pm

Watergate Bay

Takeaway: Daily 10.00am - 5pm.   Open later on dry sunny days.

Tolcarne Beach 

Takeaway:   Open 10-5 on dry days.   CLOSED AUGUST 9TH TO 12TH INCLUSIVE.


  Dear Suz, thank you all so much for making our evening such a success. You were all brilliant and had done such a lovely job on the tables and making everywhere look so inviting. Everyone has been very complimentary about the venue, you and your girls
  A great party once again! All worked well, good food, good service, good music, thank all of your staff, we will be back next year!
  We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for Saturday! Everyone was absolutely amazing. People were so friendly and helpful and the food was wonderful. Everyone has been saying how fantastic everything was. We really can't thank you enough.
  Thank you for making Lisa & Rachel's Wedding Day so special at Blackpool Sands. Amazing food, friendly staff excellent service all with a smile everyone loved the venue.Many thanks to Suz and all the staff you all worked so hard & you even ordered the sun

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