GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blackpool Sands

3 miles (5 km)

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.

Postcode

TQ6 0RG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blackpool Sands OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blackpool Sands Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Blackpool Sands - geograph.org.uk - 535669

This photo was taken on the Saturday afternoon of the 2007 August Bank Holiday weekend. At the near end, Blackpool Lake crosses the crowded beach. Taken from the South West Coast Path as it reaches the top of the field

A379 above Blackpool Sands - geograph.org.uk - 535648

A379 above Blackpool Sands. The main road to Strete, bordered by pines, rounds a bend as it climbs away from Blackpool. Taken from the South West Coast Path as it climbs a field above the road.

Coast path at Blackpool - geograph.org.uk - 535602

These walkers are crossing a small field on the recently (2005) created section of the South West Coast Path as it climbs away from Blackpool Sands.

Blackpool Sands - geograph.org.uk - 1502094

Taken from the coast route from Strete to Stoke Fleming

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Blackpool Sands.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)