01803 771800 (Telephone Message Service)

One of our most beautiful, natural treasures

8 July  2020 UPDATE:

Following the new Government guidelines, we are excited to announce that we are looking a bit more like normal!  This means the beach, car parks, toilets, the takeaway, cafe and the beach shop are now open for visitors once more but we urge everyone to observe social distancing in order for us to remain open, limited indoor and outdoor seating is now available.

The Venus café and take away is open every day from 9am to 7pm, serving grass fed burgers, fish n chips, wraps, ice cream, fabulous bean coffees and much more to suit everybody. The Venus Beach shop is open every dry day from 10am to 5pm.

The beach cinema WILL go ahead!  Check our events page for film titles, dates and times but sadly, our main events have had to be postponed until 2021, this includes Tunes on the Sands and the Triathlon,

There are now RNLI Lifeguards on duty each day until the beginning of September and so we can offer watersports hire including kayak, paddleboard, wetsuit and windbreak.

Payment for the car parks, shop and café will need to be made by card.

Regrettably, Blackpool Gardens will not open for 2020.

Dogs are no longer permitted on the beach or in the car parks for the season to comply with the Blue Flag regulations.

We so look forward to seeing everybody, especially 2m apart!





Clean water tested by the Environment Agency

Clean water tested by the Environment Agency

Beach well maintained

Beach well maintained

Organic and locally
produced food



Refreshing showers

Refreshing showers

Disabled facilities

Disabled facilities

Equipment and wet suit hire


Lifeguards on duty

Lifeguards on duty;
11th July – 6th September 2020

“Beautiful beach and adequate
carpark. Good eating place and
suitable for vegetarians.”

“Fantastic location and
great coffee.”

“Visited Blackpool Sands
yesterday and was very surprised.
It is a family owned beach
and very well looked after.”

Please note this number is a message service

01803 771800


Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth,
Devon TQ6 0RG, UK