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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

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.

Events

8th Sept 2018 - 8th Sept 2018

Last Team Standing - Babbacombe Cliff RailwayBack for its 3rd year this superb family, fun event involves teams of people building mounds of sand and then everyone hops on top clinging on together as the tide comes in. Last Team Standing wins. Register by e-mailing melanie@babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk. Great to be a part of, extremely...
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3rd Nov 2018 - 3rd Nov 2018

Spooks & Sparkle - Babbacombe Cliff RailwaySpooks & Sparkle (awaiting further details)
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15th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2018

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

  • Rob M
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Family Holiday
    5 of 5 stars
    17th June 2018
    A unique experience in that part of Devon. A lot of time and effort has been spent to update the railway. Lovely beach & sea views. Read full review
  • Anthony N
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lunch at the Three degrees west
    5 of 5 stars
    11th June 2018
    First visit to the cliff railway since the storms in March, they have renovated to a high standard, don't forget to ask for a family ticket, a must to try on your visit to Torbay. Anthony n Read full review
  • maxwellrm
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    May half term
    5 of 5 stars
    7th June 2018
    Lovely bit of history here and leads to a lovely beach at the bottom staff all very friendly and a nice smooth journey down the cliff. Also good value for money also not a long wait considering it... Read full review

Directions

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • 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 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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