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Babbacombe Bay

Welcome to Babbacombe Bay on the English Riviera! A holiday here is filled with all the ingredients for a magical break – great beaches, fantastic attractions, exhilarating watersports and fresh local fish and seafood to tempt your tastebuds.

In fact, a break here at any time of year is the perfect way to relax and unwind, whether you stay in one of our cosy fishermen’s cottages or family-run hotels, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Get Out and About

The English Riviera is ripe for exploring, and with a bracing walk along Babbacombe Downs - the highest cliff top promenade in England - you can not only take in the spectacular coastline of South Devon, but also spot seabirds, seals and even dolphins from above! For a leisurely day out, a trip on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway takes you to Oddicombe Beach, where the kids can play in the sea to their heart’s content. For adrenaline junkies there are plenty of other activities such as coasteering and sailing to take part in too.

Cosy up Indoors

For a break at any time of year, friendly guesthouses offer a local welcome with delicious home-cooked food, and cosy cottages are the perfect place to snuggle up together and watch a movie. It’s the perfect spot for couples looking for a romantic break.  

You’ll find plenty of things to do, from shopping in Babbacombe and St Marychurch to an afternoon of wreck diving. Babbacombe Bay also has some of the best attractions on the English Riviera - so come and see us at any time of the year and find out why it is one of Devon’s most popular destinations!

Babbacombe Attractions

Experience the charming and characterful village of Babbacombe and be enchanted by its stunning sea views, colourful promenade and picturesque buildings. Boasting a delightful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Torquay, there are still plenty of things to do in Babbacombe for all ages and tastes.

Situated on top of the stunning red sandstone cliffs, the village offers holidaymakers an insight into the traditional and olde worlde charm of the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.

Outdoor pursuits

Days out in Babbacombe can be taken up with peaceful strolls around the small and tranquil village, which is dotted with independent shops, boutiques, cosy tearooms and exciting attractions. There are also a host of pretty coastal and woodland walks to choose from offering spectacular views and a treasure trove of hidden coves and tranquil settings.

The two beautiful golden and unspoiled beaches of Oddicombe and Babbicome are host to all sorts of water sports from fishing to jet skiing and also provide visitors with the perfect setting to lie back and take in the relaxing and peaceful surroundings.

A step back in time

As well as the many sights and stunning settings to enjoy there are also plenty of charismatic attractions to explore, including the popular Babbacombe Model Village, which features thousands of miniature buildings encapsulating the essence of all things British.

Built in 1926 the Babbacombe Cliff Railway is also a popular attraction, providing passengers with spectacular vistas as it travels up and down the 240-foot cliff face to Oddicombe beach.

Find the unexpected at Bygones with three floors of pure nostalgia for all the family. Wander back in time, visit an authentic, life-size Victorian street including forge, sweet shop & apothecary.

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