Beach Days: Blackpool Sands Stoke Fleming
Nestled between the peaceful coastal villages of Stoke Fleming and Strete you will find Blackpool Sands. This wonderful stretch of shingle beach is surrounded by evergreen trees and gives a real sense of being abroad in the UK.
A blue flag award winning beach, Blackpool Sands has something for the whole family; sand pits are installed between May and Novemeber for the avid sandcastle builder, a freshwater stream runs down the right hand side of the beach for those not yet quite confident taking on the Sea. A bathing raft is in place during the summer months for the more experienced swimmers as well as kayaks and SUPs (stand up paddleboards) available to hire for the more adventurous.
During the summer month’s lifeguards are on duty. Toilets and showers can be found in the carpark behind the Café.
If the sand isn’t your thing, you can take a trip to Blackpool Sands and soak up your surroundings or enjoy a bite to eat at the Venus Café.
Not permitted between March and November
Toilets, Showers, shop, wetsuit, SUP, Kayak, Bodyboard, Hire, Café
2 Large carparks on site, £5 all day parking
Beach easily accessed via ramp in front of café.
Sat Nav users enter the postcode TQ6 0RG
Driving from Dartmouth 3.5 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.