Things to Do
Just a short stroll from Babbacombe reveals the historic village of St. Marychurch, boasting a timeless charm and refreshing community spirit. The pretty, Victorian-style pedestrianised precinct of St Marychurch offers a wide choice of independently owned small shops and boutiques, all offering...
St Marychurch is a pretty little town with a pedestrianised centre that’s a real change from the usual high street. It has lots of independently owned boutiques and family-run businesses and its unique personality is why so many people fall in love with St Marychurch and come back year after year.
Located on the edge of Torquay, St Marychurch is just a little further on from the iconic redstone cliffs of Babbacombe, and is one of the undiscovered jewels of the English Riviera.
Witness a bygone era
One of the main attractions of St Marychurch is Bygones, an Aladdin’s Cave of delights that brings Britain’s past to life. The main highlight is a life-size authentically created Victorian street, but there is much more besides. From a 28-foot model railway to a mock-up of World War I trenches and a 1950s shopping arcade, Bygones promises a fascinating day out for the whole family.
Small, yet perfectly formed
St Marychurch is small, but manages to pack in a lot in without feeling overcrowded. The best way to experience it is by simply wandering amongst its shops and absorbing the calm and pleasant atmosphere. Finally, be sure to take a closer look at St Marychurch’s two churches, which dominate the Torquay skyline.
St Marychurch remains a uniquely character-filled destination full of fascinating shops, great accommodation and plenty to see and do. This makes it well worth a visit during your stay on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.