At Blackpool Sands, we will always have one of the Cafe and Take Away open from 9am to 8pm.  Which one will depend on the weather and on dry days both will be open.   

Bookings for the Blackpool Sands Cafe can be made every day of the week for lunch and dinner (except Thursday when the cafe is closed). Please email to book a table .   Or telephone 01803 770209 but please leave a message as we will be unable to answer if it is busy.   At Bigbury on Sea our new indoor seating area is open for family suppers between 5 & 7pm.


Blackpool Sands Beach shop and Watersports available from 10am on dry settled days.   Watersports availability is restricted by adverse weather conditions.

Watergate Bay & East Portlemouth open 9am to 6pm daily - unless wet weather then both will be closed.

Protective measures for our customers and staff are in force for all of our safety.   The safety of our customers and staff is paramount.  We are, therefore, operating a limited menu to speed up service (we will be operating from 1 till only to keep social distancing, using hand gel for staff & customers and operating a one way system).  

Our new menu includes the favourites like the VEGAN Venus Tofu burger and the hummus & falafel wrap, English bacon bap, Venus Classic Burger PLUS Fish n Chips (tempura battered sole fillets) for the first time in many many years. The menu is more limited than normal but plenty of range and choice for all tastes.  We are only accepting credit card payments. 

East Portlemouth has limited cooking facilities and cannot offer burgers, fries or fish n chips.

If eating inside you will need to provide us with your name and contact details.

All products will be in take away compostable packaging or on our home compostable palm plates.


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 and Watergate Bay.

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

Venus Cafe: OPEN DAILY FROM 11am to 8pm (closed on Thursday) and 9am to 8pm Saturday & Sunday

Takeaway: OPEN ON DRY DAYS from 9am

 Shop: OPEN daily on dry days from 10am 

Watersports: from 10am on dry days when conditions (wind and waves) permit

Bigbury on Sea

Takeaway: OPEN DAILY 9AM TO 7PM 

East Portlemouth - Shop and take away

Takeaway: OPEN on dry days 9am to 6pm

Watergate Bay

Takeaway: OPEN on dry days 9am to 6pm.


  On a cold and dull day this cafe was a ray of sunshine. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I chose sardines and my husband had the Katsu curry prawn burger. They were both delicious.
  Aidan and Nick working at Bigbury - what great employees! The service was spot on and matched the fab view over to Burgh Island, but the burgers chips and tea served in recyclable packaging were outstanding. Honestly, the best we’ve had in years ... soo
  Dear Suz & Venus team
We would like to extend our deepest thanks & appreciation for all the hard work that you put into making our wedding absolutely perfect! Our guests raved about the food and drink and the friendliness of all the staff on the day.
We have just been to Venus Café Blackpool Sands and wanted to say how much we enjoyed it. Although the weather was awful, the Café was warm and welcoming with Fergie being very knowledgeable, friendly and great with the kids. The food was delic
Loving the Beach

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