"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Blackpool Sands Beach

An unspoilt picturesque cove at the northern end of Start Bay. This crescent of coarse golden sand 2/3 mile long is flanked by steep, wooded cliffs. Very popular with families, it has first aid and lifeguard facilities. Fishing is a favourite activity enjoyed at Blackpool Sands. Stretches of lush countryside add to the beauty of Sands which remains a jewel among the beaches of the South Hams.

Beach type: Coarse sand

Nearest town: Dartmouth

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SX855477

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Blackpool Sands Beach

  • Blackpool Sands (0m)
  • Dartmouth Pottery (2m)
  • Dartmouth Castle (2m)
  • River Link (3m)
  • Sea Kayak Devon (3m)
  • Dartmouth Museum (3m)
  • Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (4m)
  • Greenway (5m)

Tourist Information

Dartmouth
Tourist Information Centre
The Engine House
Mayor's Avenue
Devon
England
TQ6 9YY

Phone 01803 834224
Email holidays@discoverdartmouth.com
http://www.discoverdartmouth.com/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1014
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1016
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1016
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1017
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:40 BST
(00:40 GMT)
High Tide
08:08 BST
(07:08 GMT)
Low Tide
14:00 BST
(13:00 GMT)
High Tide
20:21 BST
(19:21 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Blackpool Sands Beach

Blackpool Sands is a crescent shaped stretch of coarse golden sands surrounded by green fields, magnificent pines, craggy cliffs and a turquoise blue sea. The beach is popular among families with small children.

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