Special Dates for the Diary

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Last Team Standing

It’s back.
This event, now in its 4th year, has proved increasingly popular. We were over-subscribed for teams wanting to enter last year and, we’re not gonna lie, the build quality was seriously impressive.
To confirm, the drill is as follows:
Teams of up to 8 people (£10 per team to enter). Each given their own square of beach. One hour to build a fortress. Little break. Teams mount the fortresses. Tide comes in. Teams fall off.
Last Team Standing is the winner.

With prizes from our great pals at Bays Brewery and a trophy to be won.
Expect many larks and plenty of laughs.

Any questions?

Team places are all now taken but spectating is just as much fun.  More probably…..

2016 Champions – The Wacky Builders
2017 Champions – Datel Electrical
2018 Champions – Bill Oddicombe
2019 Champions – …………


Saturday 8 June 2019 – The John Ayres Ukulele Proms

This incredible ukulele extravaganza is back.

For one day only, Oddicombe Beach will be filled with the sound of hundreds of ukuleles.

Here’s a look at the line-up for both the Music Marquee on the beach and the Cliff Railway Cafe which will also be hosting some bands:

This is a particularly special event in our calendar, which was re-named in 2018 after John Ayres who was the Chairman of Babbacombe Cliff Railway CIC, the event founder, and our dear friend, very sadly passed away. This event, bringing people together to play the ukulele, enjoy a fantastic sing-along in spectacular surroundings with a great atmosphere, was created by John and we will do our very best to bring you such a day again in 2019.

We have so many ukulele bands and performers wanting to take part and are currently putting the pieces of the jigsaw together, behind the scenes, to ensure we include as many of them as we can so that we can all enjoy as much great live music as we possibly can.
We look forward to seeing you all on what should be a really lovely day.



2018 Events – a look back

We had such a lovely summer of events on the beach, with the great fun Last Team Standing on Saturday 8 September.  Please take a look at the gallery of images below:


At The John Ayres Ukulele Proms in June 2018 we enjoyed a very special tribute to John Ayres.

Please click below to hear this song which has not only been written by, but is also performed by, a member of John’s family, John Hayward: