Take a Journey Back in Time

Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 90 years of service.

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.
Fine views over Lyme Bay from the Top Station
The Cliff Railway has 2 parallel tracks, each over 700 feet long
A carriage arrives at the Bottom Station
Ride down to picturesque Oddicombe Beach
Explore the informative Visitor Centre on the beach
Throughout January and February 2017 the railway has been undergoing a major refurbishment including the manufacture of two brand new carriages which were delivered and successfully installed on Tuesday 21 February.

We are delighted to announce that we opened again for the 2017 season on Tuesday 4 April and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Find Out About the History

A lot has happened since the railway opened in 1926.

So how does it work?

Find out more about what keeps the railway moving.