Babbacombe Tourist Information

Babbacombe's spectacular coast - view from The Downs

Babbacombe’s spectacular coast – view from The Downs

Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre

Beautiful Babbacombe on South Devon’s English Riviera is adjacent to Torquay but has its own unique seaside character, with two award winning beaches and a cliff top promenade and famous green area – The Downs lined with B&Bs and hotels. Vintage seaside attractions include Babbacombe Model Village and the delightful Cliff Railway dating from 1926 which is one of only a few funicular railways left in the UK! Take in a show at the Babbacombe Theatre offering a packed programme of musical shows, concerts, comedy nights and seasonal themed shows. Visit in mid-June and enjoy the annual Babbacombe Festival with live music and bird of prey shows, beach activities, a food and craft market and a variety of workshops. Well worth a visit during your Babbacombe stay is the famous, award-winning Hanbury’s Fish and Chips which has been serving up delicious locally sourced fish and chips in Babbacombe for decades.

Head off along the South West Coast Path and explore Babbacombe's stunning coastline

Head off along the South West Coast Path and explore Babbacombe’s stunning coastline

Babbacombe is your perfect base for year round coastal walking getaways on the South West Coast Path. The 13 mile long stretch of the coast path between Brixham and Babbacombe, taking in the entire great sweep of the Torbay coastline is easily accessed from Babbacombe Downs gardens. The stunning stretch of the coast path winding around Hope’s Nose between Babbacombe and Torquay affords wonderful views of Anstey’s Cove beach and off shore Thatcher Rock. Browse Babbacombe guest houses, hotels and holiday apartments online now and book.

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