Slightly Later Openings Monday 24/8/20 & Tuesday 25/8/20

August 21st, 2020 by

Due to a couple of minor pieces of maintenance work being required on the track, we will be opening slightly later than usual on Monday 24/8/20 and Tuesday 25/8/20.

Instead of opening at 10am we will open between 10:30am and 11am.

Thanks for your patience everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway

19/8/20 13:40 Technical Issue Sorted- We Are OPEN!

August 19th, 2020 by

19/8/20 13:30- Technical issue sorted out and we have REOPENED!


19/8/20 13:30

We’re currently working on a technical issue which means unfortunately that the Railway has had to close for the moment.

More details when we have them.

Many thanks for your patience.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway

**Exciting Job Opportunity At Babbacombe Cliff Railway**

August 19th, 2020 by


********************24/8/20- Please note that this position has now been filled. Thanks to everyone for their interest!******************************


Working Hours: Full flexibility preferred. Minimum hours 14 per week

Start Date: Immediately

Permanent Position

You will operate the Cliff Railway, working as part of a team to ensure it is operated safely and efficiently.

You’ll need to be friendly, enthusiastic, and confident interacting with the public, and happy to start a conversation. The job involves customer service, cash handling, routine maintenance checks and daily housekeeping.

A good level of general fitness and mobility is necessary due to long periods of time on your feet, operating and regular carriage cleaning and having to walk up the hill at the end of shift.

Applicants will need to be aged 18 or over.

To apply, please send your CV to

**Regretfully we will be unable to accept applications sent via any other method at this time.**

COVID-19 considerations:

We are a Covid-Secure employer and observe all recommended guidelines regarding social distancing, cleaning, provision of hand sanitisers, face masks and gloves.

We Will Be Back On Track From Friday 14th August At 10am!

August 13th, 2020 by

Delighted to be able to confirm we will be reopening from 10am on Friday 14th August.

Huge thanks for your patience and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

Update 11/8/20- We Will Remain CLOSED Until Further Notice

August 11th, 2020 by



Good Morning All

As you know we have been closed since the weekend for maintenance work.

What initially presented as a fairly straightforward replacement of a part unfortunately turns out to be more complicated. We are in fact going to have to remove a larger part of the machinery and it be sent away for repair.

It’s a fairly big job so by the time the part has been removed, sent away, repaired, returned and reinstalled you will appreciate that this may take several days.

We understand the disappointment that this may cause you and can only apologise. This is also a hugely frustrating time for us bearing in mind the fantastic support you have all given us and the fabulous weather currently.

Please be assured that we are doing everything within our power to be up and running again.

We will reopen as soon as we can but will not be able to confirm definite timescales until later in the week.

Keep an eye out here for further updates.

With our warmest wishes and appreciation of your patience.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway

We Will Be Closed On Tuesday 11th August

August 10th, 2020 by

10/8/20 16:20


We are still working on the technical problem we experienced over the weekend which unfortunately means we will not be opening tomorrow as hoped.

Further details tomorrow as soon as we have them.

Apologies for any disappointment caused

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway


August 8th, 2020 by
Regretfully we have experienced issues with the running of the Railway this morning and therefore have had to close until Tuesday 11th August. This is in order for us to carry out some maintenance work.
Huge apologies for any disappointment caused, thank you for your patience and we will keep you posted with developments.
With our best wishes.
Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Please Allow Enough Time For Queuing

August 4th, 2020 by

Good Morning All

It has been great to see so many of you over the last few days.

A huge thank you to everyone who has visited us since we have reopened and for your continued patience.

Now that we are getting busier, a little reminder to keep an eye on the queues for the carriages transporting you back to our Top Station.

Towards the end of sunny days the queues are getting longer at Oddicombe Beach due to the current social distancing measures which we are complying with.

Our last carriage each day is at 5:30pm so please do allow enough time for queuing.

As a guide, the photo illustrated takes approximately 40 minutes for the person at the back of that queue to return to the Top Station.

Naturally we don’t want to leave anyone behind (it’s an uphill walk!), so please do ensure you reach the queue in time.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Team Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Late Opening On Friday 24th July

July 22nd, 2020 by

Hi All

We will be opening at 11:30am on Friday 24th July in order for routine maintenance work to be carried out.

Thanks in advance, as always, for your patience.

Visitor Centre On Oddicombe Beach

July 20th, 2020 by

Regretfully, and with the safety of our Volunteers in mind, a decision has been made not to open our Visitor Centre on Oddicombe Beach this year.

Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for their efforts over the last few years and also everyone who visited the Centre.

We  continue to monitor Government advice and hope the Visitor Centre will be able to reopen safely in the future.

Meanwhile the Babbacombe Cliff Railway itself continues to run as usual between 10:00am and 17:30pm daily.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding.


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