Our new summer menu has just launched.   We have a fantastic new range of tapas dishes and wraps to accompany our fabulous grass fed Devon burgers.   Our favourites have to be chill squid, coconut shrimp and the morrocan humous wrap.   Have a look at the menu - click on the tab on the right.

Open for evening meals to 8pm throughout July & August (on dry days) offering seafood including fish n chips, Napoli pizzas, tapas & burgers. Fully licensed.   Starts Monday 2nd July every dry day.

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.

Venus 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 quality locally sourced food, we are renowned for offering homemade traditional classics. We also have a selection of local wines, ales, ciders and soft drinks to choose from.

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 (NOW OPEN EVERY DRY DAY)

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 - available every dry day - sea conditions permitting

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

NEW for 2018 SUP instruction (booking essential).  On all days listed here there will be 2 bookable sessions: start at 10am OR 11.30am unless shown otherwise.   You will need to arrive 1/2 hr before the session starts.   Cost including all equipment is £20 per person or £75 for 4.   Minimum age is 12 years old and all participants must be able to swim confidently.   The sessions will be weather dependent and will be confirmed

SUP instruction dates are:  Sunday 8th July;  Saturday 14th July;  Sunday  22nd July;  Sunday 29th July;  Monday 6th August; Sunday 19th August; Friday 24th August (12.30 & 2pm);  Friday 31st August (12.30 & 2pm).   To book email functions@venuscompany.co.uk or telephone 01803 770934.   Each session is limited to 8 people.

All costs include buoyancy aids:


1/2 Hour

Hour 2 hours

Single Kayak


£18 £30

Double Kayak


£23 £35

Triple Kayak


£27 £39
Body board N/A £5 £7
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) £10 £18 £30
Wetsuit N/A £5 £7

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 & take away: 01803 770209

Shop & watersports: 01803 770934
Blackpool, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0RG


Opening Times

Café: From 2 September 10am - 5pm
July & August 10am to 8pm on dry days

Takeaway: 11am to 6pm on dry days

Shop: Daily 8am - 5pm on dry days.

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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