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Blackpool Sands Beach

blackpool sands beachIf you fancy all the atmosphere and excitement of a holiday abroad but without actually breaking out the passports, then get yourself down to Blackpool Sands. It’s a Blue Flag Award-winning beach backed by evergreens and scented pines, giving it more than a whiff of the Mediterranean. Blackpool Sands is privately managed and has kept its standards high, making it one of the most popular family beaches in the region.

A Holiday Abroad in South Devon

On top of the pines and the sunshine, the waters at Blackpool Sands are unusually clear and are tested regularly by the Environment Agency to confirm their cleanliness. The beach is cleaned on a daily basis and you’ll find a superb range of facilities on hand. As well as the usual showers, toilets and disabled facilities, Blackpool Sands also has sand pits so that the kids can enjoy safe and supervised play.

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If you like to add a little adrenaline to your downtime, then there are loads of water sports available to try including kayaking and boogie boarding. You can even explore the abundant marine life thanks to wetsuit and snorkel hire facilities, while the more speed-inclined can hire surf-skis. As part of its high standards, Blackpool Sands has lifeguards on duty during the summer months, so you know that your time there will be safe. But if you’re thinking of taking the dog then you’d be best advised to find another of South Devon’s beaches, as dogs are not allowed in the car parks or on Blackpool Sands from March to November.

When it comes to refreshments, the highly popular Venus Beach Café serves organic and locally produced food. Their Halloumi brochettes with peppers, mushrooms and red onion is enough to convince any carnivore to turn vegetarian. A beach shop caters for all those beach essentials and there is plenty of accommodation close to the beach. Choose from B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering cottages so you can use the beach as much as you want to or take some time away from the waves to explore the local sights and attractions.

 

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