Local Area & Attractions

Babbacombe & Oddicombe Beaches

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The two beaches form picturesque Babbacombe Bay ( Lyme Bay) part of the 22 miles of the English Rivera coastline. Oddicombe beach is a Blue Flag beach to the North sand, shingle and rock. Babbacombe beach further to the south access to both is via a walkway. Note: Dogs not allowed on certain beaches May to September.

Facilities available include toilets, cafe etc. Beach huts are for hire daily, weekly or seasonal. Base of the Corinthian Yacht Club ( founded in 1935 ). Bottlenose dolphins sighted off Oddicombe Beach.

Babbacombe Beach one of the most popular areas in the region for diver training a well known scuba diving venue and home of Babbacombe Sea Anglers Association ( formed in 1967 ).

Sea fishing is popular, mackerel, pouting, garfish, pollack and bass if casting out from Babbacombe pier and or Oddicombe beach ( the best fishing times night and at high tide ).

Babbacombe & St Marychurch

Bracing sea air, mild climate, palm trees, walks, attractions, restaurants and hotels welcome visitors to this fabulous area. Red sandstone cliffs tower majestically 250ft above sea level.

The panoramic views across Babbacombe Bay (Lyme Bay) looking towards the Dorset coast from Babbacombe Downs, the highest promenade in England is stunning.

St Marychurch Precinct. Model Village (opened in 1966), Bygones museum (opened 1987). Tessier Gardens a haven of peace and tranquility owned and maintained by Torbay Council.

Tessier Garden awarded the Green Flag in 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10.

Torquay

Torquay has stunning views everywhere and is a great place to stay. The award winning attractions include beaches, cinemas, theatres, pubs, clubs, gardens and floral displays.

Being one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. The palm lined seafront and picturesque gardens are beautifully set against the villa lined hill tops making for a special continental feel.

There is a myriad of attractions for the resort’s visitors including Britain’s most important Stone Age site, Kents Cavern which was home to early man for some 700,000 years.

Magnificent coastline, cliffs, beaches and coves, a bustling town centre with big name high street shops. A super fun filled seaside resort with that special Riviera climate.

There is a wide range of water sports on offer from the yachting marina and the harbour, providing pleasure boat trips across Torbay and deep sea fishing or you can just laze on the beach under that Riviera sunshine.

Surrounding Area

Babbacombe forms part of larger Torquay and is situated in the heart of Torbay, a natural harbour which also includeds the towns of Paignton and Brixham.

With 22 miles of coastline, boasting excellent beaches and coves, the area has become know as the English Riviera, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourist every years. The area caters for all ages, offering a huge variety of attractions. From peaceful coastline walks, ancient ruins, steam trains, museums & manor houses through to scuba diving, sailing, carting, golf & water skiing. Torbay is most famous for being the home of world famous crime-writer Agatha Christie who was born in Torquay.

A stones throw from torbay you can find the ancient market town of Totnes, the historic ports of Dartmouth & Plymouth, the sea side towns Teignmouth, Dawlish & Exmouth and Devon’s capital Exeter.

Dog Friendly Places Of Interest

Whilst we at the Babbacombe Cliff Railway welcome well behaved four legged friends, there are also other venues locally to visit with your dog.

Details of these other places of interest can be seen by clicking on the following link:-

http://www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/devon-holidays/devon-dog-friendly-guide.aspx

Attractions

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Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Bygones

Bygones

Cockington Court

Cockington Court

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern

Living Coasts

Living Coasts

Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey

Splashdown Quaywest

Splashdown Quaywest

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

English Riviera