Visit Venus at Blackpool Sands - a beautiful, unspoilt setting near Dartmouth ideal for a family day out. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and cream teas offering an array of local and organic food and drink. Grilled Devon meat and fish served every evening (Thurs-Sat only in winter).
Our award winning Venus Café at Blackpool Sands, South Devon’s golden beach is in a most beautiful, unspoilt setting 3 miles outside of Dartmouth. Using organic and locally sourced products wherever possible, Venus offers an unrivalled al fresco Mediterranean dining experience in a truly stunning location.
The Venus Café serves a tasty, all day menu - every day. We offer a great choice of delicious, homemade food from full meals to drinks and ice cream. Home of the famous children’s meal box - The Dolphin Box - with healthy and organic food and a free marine activity book.
The full menu is available from Easter to mid-September with a reduced winter menu. We also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available on the menu. The Café is also licensed serving wine and beer.
Blackpool Sands is set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay lapped by clear blue water and surrounded by magnificent evergreens and pines. The beach is ideal for families with clean, safe, good swimming and life guards on duty in July and August. The Venus Beach Shop sells you everything you need for a family day out including buckets & spades, inflatables, wetsuits, swimsuits, boogie boards, towels, suncreams and windbreaks, the latter also available for hire along with kayaks and deckchairs. It also stocks a selection of locally produced food and drink products.
From May, Venus offers a magical evening dining experience at the beach. Fabulous fresh, local fish and meat barbecues from 6pm every night in the summer season.
Lifeguards on duty during summer season
Toilets and shower facilities next to Venus Café
Beach cleaned daily in summer
No dogs allowed in beach or car park from April to November
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2010
Gold Enjoy England for Excellence: National Sustainable Tourism Award 2009
Gold Sustainable Tourism of the Year Award, Tourism Excellence Awards for South West of England 2008
Business in the Community Big Tick Impact on Society for Small Companies Award 2008
British Small Business Champions (Southern Area Winner) 2008
Gold Tourism Business Scheme winner 2007
Gold Taste of the West Food & Drink Award 2006
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2005
First Choice Responsible Tourism Award - Best in a Marine Environment 2005
The Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2000/2002/2005