Babbacombe Downs is a long stretch of common land, with the highest promenade in the country and sweeping wooded cliffs to the beaches of Oddicombe and Babbacombe below. To make the journey down to the beach at Oddicombe you have the gentle alternative of travelling the 240 feet down on the cliff railway, which has been operating since 1926.
Babbacombe is a village within the town of Torquay which is often referred to as the 'Jewel in Torquay's crown'. A resort in its own right some guest feel Babbacombe & St Marychurch has everything they need so venture no further. Along with the beaches and open spaces Babbacombe is home to several major attractions, its own shopping area and is 5 mins walk from the picturesque St Marychurch village precinct.
To reach Torquay harbour stoll along the Babbacombe Road, passing through Wellswood a popular street lined with shops, cafes and restaurants. Excellent bus services run regularly for those not wishing to walk.
The municipal area is locally referred to as Torbay being the towns of Torquay, Paignton & Brixham which border the bay called Tor Bay and is collectively referred to as The English Riviera.
Torquay harbourside is 1.9 miles away and the main shopping area is 1.5 miles away.
We are perfectly placed for visiting North Devon, Dartmoor & Exmoor.