Visit the popular Blackpool Sands beach and enjoy a circular walk to Strete on this coastal route. Blackpool Sands is located near Dartmouth and contains a beautiful beach, wooded cliffs and turquiose seas. It's a splendid place for a stroll along the beach before picking up the coast path and exploring the surrounding area.
You can start the walk from the Blackpool Sands car park and then follow the South West Coast Path west to the village of Strete. At Strete you can stop for refreshments before following country lanes above the village. These lanes are in an elevated position with splendid views over the surrounding countryside and coast. They will lead you back to the finish point at the Blackpool Sands car park.
To further explore the area you could head to the nearby Dart Estuary where you can visit the 14 century Dartmouth Castle and enjoy wonderful coast and river views.
PostcodeTQ6 0RG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Blackpool Sands Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Blackpool Sands Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Blackpool Sands OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Blackpool Sands Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Venus Cafe is located in a great spot right next to the beach. They serve a good range of meals and snacks and can be found at postcode TQ6 0QR for your sat navs.
The beach is a fine place for a dog walk outside of the summer months. Please note they are not permitted in the car parks or on the beach from mid-March through until the end of October. The Venus cafe mentioned above is dog friendly and even has a special area for dogs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.