Blackpool Sands

Devon, England

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About Blackpool Sands

Nestled within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty coastline of South Devon, Blackpool Sands is a multi-award winning beach lying between Slapton and Dartmouth. Not to be mistaken with the leisure resort of the same name in Lancashire, this beach is gently curved and lies in a sheltered bay, backed by evergreens and pine trees.

The beach is in private ownership and is beautifully maintained, being cleaned daily in summer. It has been awarded the Blue Flag Award (in 2011), indicating it’s a beach where high standards are maintained, including water quality, safety and general environmental management. It was also awarded a 2009 Resort Beach Award. 

The beach is composed of shingle, with a very shallow gradient. This is ideally suited to small children as the tide does not vary much during the day and swimming can take place at the water’s edge rather than further out, making for easy supervision. There are even facilities for building sandcastles as sandpits are in situ during the warmer months.

Water tested by Environment Agency, the sea is clean and a clear, turquoise blue, guaranteeing excellent swimming, with the added advantage of a bathing raft in summer. Sailing, scuba diving, fishing and water sports including kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding are also available.

Paddle Boarding
Devon, England
Latitude: 50.31908, Longitude: -3.610985

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