Babbacombe Cliff Railway

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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 - 1 Jan 2019)

* Running from 9am to 5pm every day.

Christmas and New Year
We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but open from Boxing Day through to 1 January running from 10am to 4pm.

We will then close on 2 January for our annual maintenance and aim to open again mid-February.

Events

15th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2018

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

  • Albert H
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Not cheap for a two minute experience
    4 of 5 stars
    9th Nov 2018
    £2.60 return or £2 one way and the one way is best going up, walk down and use the lift to return. I found the volunteers very friendly and wanting to tell us a bit as we expressed an interest. Read full review
  • Phil C
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice experience on the Cliff Railway
    4 of 5 stars
    10th Nov 2018
    We visited Babbacombe Cliff Railway, weather wise it was a cold blowy day, so not many people around. The first noticeable thing was the price, very reasonable for a return journey. I suppose you... Read full review
  • Alison C
    Dartford, United Kingdom
    A date with the past
    5 of 5 stars
    25th Nov 2018
    A beautifully renovated cliff railway is a must for visitors to this area. It is lovingly tended by staff and volunteers and was a highlight of our trip to Devon. 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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