01803 771800 (Telephone Message Service)


Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Shingle beaches

Here are some of the many advantages in visiting a beach with shingle sand:

  • Gusts and strong winds do not blow shingle sand into your eyes and all over your food and clothing.
  • Swimming can take place at the waters edge rather than yards out, meaning parents are in easy reach of their children.
  • Paddling can be supervised close to where parents are sitting as the tide line does not vary much during the day.
  • Shingle sand is easily brushed off before you go home.
  • Kayaks and windsurfers can be launched at the shoreline.
  • Boats can be nosed right up to the shoreline, allowing passengers to disembark onto the beach, subject to prevailing sea conditions.
Can I bring my dog?

In order to comply with Blue Flag regulations, dogs are not permitted on the beach or in the car parks during our bathing season, which is Saturday 30th March to Sunday 27th October 2019 inclusive.

Are there any height restrictions in the car parks?

There are no height restrictions in the car parks.

What is the postcode?

For sat navs, the nearest postcode for the beach is TQ6 0RG.

Is overnight parking or camping allowed?

Unfortunately, overnight parking and camping is not permitted at Blackpool Sands.

Are there any parking charges?

Parking charges vary throughout the season, please call 01803 771800 for current prices but please note that we are unable to take card payments for parking at the beach, it is cash only.  The Cafe and shop however are able to take card payments for items purchased there.

Are jet skies or boats allowed?

Jet skis – are not allowed to be launched or landed anywhere on the beach or used within the bathing buoy area.

Boats – motorised boats are not allowed to be launched, landed or used within the bathing buoy area for safety reasons but for a small launching fee can be launched or landed at the very far east end of the beach.

Could I bring a BBQ?

BBQs are not to be lit until after 5pm in the main summer months to ensure other beach users are not affected. Do not use BBQs on grassy areas. We ask that you take the entire unit home with you including the ash and charcoal remains. Open fires are not allowed anywhere on the premises.

Metal Detectors

Metal Detectors are not permitted anywhere on the beach.

Are drones allowed?

For our patrons’ privacy and safety, drones are not allowed to be flown over or within the immediate airspace.

Please note this number is a message service

01803 771800


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