Babbacombe Cliff Railway


Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LF

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About Us

Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach since it first opened in 1926.

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, the Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holiday makers alike to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the water's edge.

With a gorgeous beach bar and cafe on Oddicombe and seasonal wate sports, it really is a must-visit beach.

While you're there, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our regular summer visitors, Sammy the seal and the dolphins.


Opening Times

Opening 2018 (13 Feb 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Closed for maintenance until 10 February 2018.
Then open from 9am each day
Dogs are welcome on a lead.


3rd Nov 2018 - 3rd Nov 2018

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15th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2018

CANCELLED - Christmas Cracker - Babbacombe Cliff RailwaySpooks & Sparkle (awaiting further details)
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Recent Reviews:

  • LindaMarklew
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely way to travel
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Oct 2018
    A great and cheap way to travel down to this lovely beach. The beach has a restaurant that looks nice and a cafe bar that serves beer and cider, tea coffee and cakes and plenty of outside seating... Read full review
  • tracey2248
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Oct 2018
    Fantastic staff fantastic little cliff railway and fantastic views at bottom. The museum was ok. Would ride again Read full review
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A throwback to history
    5 of 5 stars
    1st Oct 2018
    There are not many "Vernaculars" or cliff railways around these days. This is a fine working example and has a huge practical benefit as you do not have to walk the steep hills back up from the... Read full review


Road Directions

From Torquay Harbour head up the main Babbacombe Road, turn right at Babbacombe Downs Road and the Cliff Railway is situated on your right hand side.

Public Transport Directions

From The Strand on Torquay Harbourside 32 bus.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • On-Site café/restaurant

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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

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