Blackpool Sands

Set against the backdrop of the River Dart and the beautiful South Devon coast, these gardens are a must-see during your visit to Dartmouth. Read more

“Ah,” he said, “the thrills, the rides, the shows, the lights, the adrenalin…it must have been brilliant?” Not an unexpected reply as I had just told a friend that I had been to Blackpool with my family. Read more

Beaches & Sea

Over the centuries Blackpool Sands has been confronted by two very different threats. Military attack on the one hand – and nature on the other. Read more

In 1403 the people of Dartmouth knew they were at war – though it was not official. Breton knights were raiding, takings ships and burning towns including Plymouth. Read more

Local History