Beach Days: Beesands
This mile long shingle beach offers a taste of holidays of old. Beesands still hosts a traditional fishing community suppling a lot of local businesses with their catch. Parking is free in Beesands, the beach is unspoilt and the sea clean. There are public toilets as you enter the village next door to The Britannia on the Beach where you can stop for a light bite and simple groceries. For something a bit more substantial the Cricket Inn located further down the beach to the right serves up excellent food daily.
Beesands is fairly quiet year round and is the perfect place to get away from the busier beaches. For the kids there is a play park and a village green behind the beach. If sitting still isn’t your thing Beesands is on the South West Coast Path that you can pick up at either end of the beach and for the nature buffs Besands benifits from its own ley complete with bird hides perfect for birdwatching.
Dogs are allowed year round
Toilets, Café and pub
Plenty of free parking all day
Beach accessed via ramp or steps
Sat Nav users enter the postcode TQ6 0RG
Driving from Dartmouth 7.5 Miles
From the centre of town make your way up college way, continue past the speed camera, turn left at the mini-roundabout (Signposted Stoke Fleming, Strete) and follow the road through the village of Stoke Fleming heading down hill until either side of the road is forested. The entrance to Blackpool Sands is on the Left 10 Metres past the Bus Stop.
Driving from Dittisham 7 Miles
Head out of the village towards the main road. At the Sportsmans Arms turn Left and head towards Dartmouth. Follow the main road into the top of town, head straight over the Park and Ride roundabout and continue down the road then turn left at the mini roundabout (Signposted Stoke Fleming, Strete), follow the road through the village of Stoke Fleming heading down hill until either side of the road is forested. The entrance to Blackpool Sands is on the Left 10 Metres past the Bus Stop.
From Dartmouth: The 93 runs regularly between Dartmouth and Blackpool sands
From Dittisham: There are no busses out of Dittisham. If you can make your way to the main road, you can hop on the x64 from outside the Sportsmans Arms to Dartmouth (Townstall Cresent NE Bound) Cross the road to Yorke Road to pick up the 93 heading for Kingsbridge and hop off at blackpool sands.