Babbacombe Beach Torquay

Beach

Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU
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East of Torquay lies Babbacombe Beach. A beautiful arc of shingle beach, this unspoilt coastline is a haven of tranquillity, gorgeous views and calm, clean waters where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. While you’re here don’t forget to take a gentle stroll along the Downs, whose claim to fame is that it’s the highest promenade in England.

If you’re a keen angler or if you simply fancy having a go, head to the breakwater and see what you can reel in. Alternatively, why not try your hand at sailing? The sheltered beach makes it the ideal place to learn. Babbacombe Beach is also a renowned scuba diving site – perfect for beginners and more seasoned divers.

Picture Perfect

The hillside behind Babbacombe Beach is thick with woodland and if you have the energy, walk up the steep slope to Babbacombe Downs and Gardens. Or save your legs and take the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Built in 1926, this is the quick way up the cliffs and means you won’t get out of breath! Once you reach the top you’ll find yourself 300ft above sea level and the views across the bay are breathtaking.

If you feel inspired by the views, don’t miss the chance to explore the South West Coastal Path, the longest coastal path in the UK. From Babbacombe Beach, take the path towards Torquay past Hope’s Nose, which promises stunning vistas and incredible scenery.

For a holiday you can enjoy whatever the time of year, visit the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.

Type: Sand/Shingle and rocky with cliffs

Access:
Disabled access is difficult. The road down is very steep, there is a car park at the bottom with a promenade that is level. There are steps down to the beach.
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Dogs:
Welcome all year round.

Opening Times

Babbacombe Beach (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Directions

Road Directions

Close to the shops at Babbacombe and St Marychurch, and within a short distance to Torquay. There is a main road and is serviced by a local frequent bus route. Buses 32 and 11. There are a number of car parks within a short distance.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest town is Torquay and the frequent bus no 32 services the area.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Get in Touch

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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