Babbacombe Cliff Railway
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|2023 Opening (16 July 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site built between the gaps in the 73m high cliffs: a fault line between the Devonian grey limestone and Permian red rocks.
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.
Complete with beach cafe, seasonal water sports and deckchair hire, it really is a must-visit beach.
While you're there, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for seals and the dolphins.
Babbacombe Cliff Railway is in excellent condition, there is a Seasonal Visitor Centre (free admission) on the beach and a host of fantastic events with hoards of people enjoying some great times on the railway and on Oddicombe Beach.
Since 2009 the Cliff Railway has been run by a Community Interest Company which became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in March of 2019.
The purpose of the Community Interest Company is to preserve, protect and promote the Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
In 2012 Babbacombe Cliff Railway opened a Visitor Centre on Oddicombe Beach which is free to wander around so why not pop in and learn more about the history of this fabulous, funicular railway?
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- Very Good122
- BecciGlosGloucestershire, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayA time gone by27/09/2023In a world of modern conveniences is this throwback to a previous era. It’s such a lovely experience riding down with the beautiful view and reasonably priced I felt at £3.50 return. We just walked... Read full review
- Soo1993Trip Type:CouplesWonderful visit30/09/2023Great trip today. Wonderful piece of engineering. Long may it continue to transport people down to the beach. Great little gift shop Read full review
- 328sandiedSadly don't accept cash so missed out23/10/2023Unable to go on, We so looked forward to going on but was told point blank, cash would not be accepted, card payment only. Not having a card but having the correct change still was not accepted so we... Read full review
Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Map & 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.
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