Blackpool Sands is signposted from Dartmouth, approximately three miles away, and situated on the A379 coastal road, between Stoke Fleming and Strete. The postcode for the beach is TQ6 0RG.


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Other ways to come and visit us are listed below:

Parking – costs vary throughout the year and can be obtained by calling the Blackpool Sands information line on 01803 771800. Season and frequent user tickets are also available from the car park attendant. There are no vehicle height restrictions in the car park. No overnight parking is available. For sat navs the postcode is TQ6 0RG.

Public Transport Information – Please click on the following link to the public transport information line www.traveline.org.uk or telephone 0870 6082 608.

By Bus – Blackpool Sands is directly on the Stagecoach number 3 bus route, Dartmouth to Kingsbridge, information on which can be obtained from Traveline, as above.

By train – The nearest train station is at Totnes, approximately 12 miles away. There are frequent trains to Totnes from Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall, London and the north. Buses are available from Totnes to Dartmouth, Stagecoach Bus number x64, followed by a number 3 bus from Dartmouth, as above. For more train information, please see www.thetrainline.com See also Steam Train below.

Walking - The South West Coast Path is adjacent to Blackpool Sands. There are no other safe walking routes. The public highway is not suitable or safe for pedestrians, so please use the coastal footpath; do not walk on the roads. For more information on the coastal footpath, please see www.southwestcoastpath.com

The River Dart – There are various river cruises from Torbay and Totnes to Dartmouth and a passenger ferry from Kingswear to Dartmouth, followed by a 93 bus from Dartmouth to the beach.

By Steam Train – There is a seasonal service between Paignton and Kingswear. On arrival in Kingswear, take the passenger ferry to Dartmouth then a 93 bus to the beach. For more information on the steam train service, please see www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk


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