Blackpool Dartmouth TQ6 0RG
Set in a sheltered bay and surrounded by high wooded cliffs, this shingle beach is one of the most beautiful of this stunning coastline. Although privately run (you have to pay to park here), it is open to all and is clean, has lifeguard patrols and doesn’t allow dogs in the summer months. You can hire boogie boards and wetsuits, and pay a visit to the organic Venus café and shop. There are showers and a sand pit (yes, really) and if the sun’s out, it’s a pretty idyllic family beach experience.