Babbacombe

Babbacombe

  • Cliff Railway
  • Model village
  • Beautiful coastal views

Babbacombe is situated adjacent to Torquay, with its own promenade which enjoys stunning coastal views across Lyme Bay as far as Dorset and even Portland Bill.

Babbacombe is the ideal location for a quiet and peaceful holiday with the alternative Torquay town centre on the door step.

For places to stay in Devon, as a base from which to visit Babbacombe and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Devon , Coastal Hotels in Devon , Spa Hotels in Devon , Bed & Breakfasts in Devon or Self-Catering Cottages in Devon

One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff face since 1926. The track gently slopes down from The Downs to the sea and Oddicombe beach 240 feet below on a track 720 feet long.

Nearby is Babbacombe Model Village famous for its miniature landscaped gardens, leading it to be branded as one of Europe"s Premier Model Villages. The gardens cover nearly four acres and require on-going attention throughout the year by the team of professional gardeners. This ensures that they are kept in an immaculate condition and the scenes are kept to scale.

Over the last 15 years Babbacombe Beach has become one of the South West“s leading diver training and scuba diving venues. The ease of entry, underwater topography and sheltered conditions, combined with the excellent and convenient shore side facilities have made it a household name for diver training organisations throughout the south of England.

Just a short stroll from Babbacombe reveals the historic village of St. Marychurch, boasting a timeless charm and refreshing community spirit. The pretty, Victorian-style pedestrianised precinct of St Marychurch offers a wide choice of independently owned small shops and boutiques, all offering friendly service and a personal touch. A pleasant stroll will reveal antiques shops and clockmakers, a traditional sweet shop and a number of excellent cafes.

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