Our Next Event- Saturday 20th September. “Flight Of The Babbacombe Smuggler”

It’s early April, 1927. It’s just before 6pm and approaching dusk.

On Oddicombe Beach, gallant Customs Officer Percy Wallett is chasing a suspected smuggler towards the Cliff Railway bottom station. The smuggler has too much of a head start, however, and reaches the station well ahead of Percy. To Percy’s dismay, the Cliff Railway carriage jolts into motion before he can apprehend the shadowy figure.

Undeterred, Percy quickly calls to the policeman he had previously posted at the top station and tells him to arrest the passenger when the carriage arrives. The PC braces himself by the gates as the carriage glides to a stop. The doors are swung open to reveal ….. five people!

Please lend your detecting skills to Percy. Question the five travellers to dig out clues and work out which one is the Babbacombe Smuggler.

Enjoy a ride on the Cliff Railway down to Oddicombe Beach on Saturday 20th September between noon and 4pm to meet the suspects. Have fun putting the clues together and listening to wonderful live music from High Society Jazz Band. There will be a grand reveal and arrest at 3.45pm when you can see if you are right. No prizes, but great fun for all the family.

The event is free to take part but usual Cliff Railway ticket prices still apply.

Update On Catering Facilities On Oddicombe Beach

We are pleased to confirm that today saw the start of trading from food vans on Oddicombe Beach. These are currently replacing the service previously provided by the Café which unfortunately fell victim of the storms earlier this year. The vans will be providing a number of items including Burgers, Hot Dogs, Breakfast Baps, Ice Creams etc.

A Wedding at the Cliff Railway

On Monday 16th June 2014, we celebrated the wedding of Steve and Laura. Both stations and carriages were beautifully decorated by Fiesta Red Florists of St Marychurch. The Bride, her father and attendants were transported on the Cliff Railway to the Bottom station, where guests eagerly awaited their arrival.  The marriage vows were taken in the carriage and the couple made their grand exit to the beach accompanied by the music ‘Time of my life’. Steve and Laura chose to cut their cake and share champagne with family and friends on Oddicombe Beach. The weather was perfect and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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5th Anniversary Party

The Babbacombe Cliff Railway Community Interest Company is celebrating five years of ownership of Babbacombe Cliff Railway on Saturday 2 August and you’re all invited.

We’ll have live music and lots of fun so put the date in your diary and we’ll see you then.

5th Anniversary Party

Tea, Coffee & Soft Drinks!

We are pleased to let you know that both hot and cold drinks are available during the usual opening hours of our Visitor Centre on Oddicombe Beach. Opening hours for the Visitor Centre are daily from 10:30am until 15:30pm wherever possible. You can even watch a film inside whilst you enjoy your drink!