Dartmouth’s closest beach is hidden treasure, Blackpool Sands. Approximately 3 miles away from Dartmouth and Kingswear, this attractive Blue Flag shingle beach is one of the South Hams’ finest. The evergreens and scented pines that back the beach mean the sea breeze always smells like summer with the scent of them, and this is one of those beaches that feels like you're abroad.
This beach is privately managed and it's always maintained to an impressive standard, so expect one of the finest beaches in Devon with fantastic amenities. The beach has toilets, showers, cafes and shops, and is suitable for disabled access. Dogs are not permitted on the beach during the summer, and BBQs are welcome after 5pm. Also, the beach is lifeguarded during peak season.