Why should you go to Blackpool Sands?
Blackpool Sands is a Blue Flag award-winning beach, with the water cleanliness tested by the Environment Agency.
The beach is privately managed and kept its standards high, making it one of the most popular family beaches in the region.
What’s more, the evergreens and scented pines lend an almost Mediterranean air to the hotspot.
Blackpool Sands is also on the South West Coast Path which makes it a great place to start or finish a coastal walk.
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