British Beaches

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Blackpool Sands. Stoke Fleming Beach

Dartmouth, Devon

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.

Beach Type

Coarse sand


Sand pits for sand castles from May, weather permitting
Toilets including facilities for disabled people and baby changing
There is a beach goods shop and good food facilities


From June there is also a moored bathing raft
A watersports centre offering hire of surf canoes
Boogie boards
Wetsuits and snorkelling equipment

Nature and Wildlife

Inland and coastal walks on the South Devon Coastal Path. There is a circular walk from the beach to Stoke Fleming taking in the 13th Century Church. Green Dragon Pub and dramatic coastal views.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during summer months. bins and recycling facilities available.


Dogs are banned Easter - November.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre Engine House Mayors Avenue Dartmouth Tel: 01803 834224 E-Mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Dartmouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3188, -3.60852
Postcode: TQ6 0RG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Dartmouth, Devon at Explore Britain.


Signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between the village of Stoke Fleming and Strete.

Public Transport

Regular service provided by the number 93 bus which operates between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. Timetable info 01752 222666.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (Approx. 8 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 9 miles away)
Torquay (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Ample parking exists.

Nearby Car Parks

Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Stoke Fleming, Stoke Fleming (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Little Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Strete Gate, Strete (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Dartmouth, Dartmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Dartmouth Leisure Centre, Dartmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth (Short stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Dartmouth Market Square, Dartmouth (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Slapton Memorial, Slapton (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dartmouth