It is ideally suited with its Geopark status and close proximity of Dartmoor National Park for simple exploration and sightseeing. Or if you're inclined, it is great for more exhilarating pursuits such as hiking, climbing and cycling through the rolling countryside and desolate moorland or kayaking, coasteering and kite surfing in the warm(ish) waters of the Bay.
There is no shortage of leisure activities organised and structured or if you like just make it up as you go along.
There is a plethora of quality golf courses in the immediate vicinity. There is Pony Trekking and off road cycle tracks at nearby Haldon Forest and miles of beaches, many with blue flag accreditation these offer all manner of activities to which they are best suited from scuba diving to surfing.
The English Riviera has an abundance of fantastic places to eat. In Babbacombe we have a number of pubs serving decent pub fayre, but travel a little further and there are some superb eateries. Below you will find a selection of places where we like to eat, but please speak to us for more information.
Torbay has 4 main theatres all of which provide a varied range of high quality productions produced both in house and from the most popular travelling companies and artists.
You can book direct with any of these establishments however we are only to happy to book on your behalf. We are able to secure generous discounts for our guests for many theatre productions at Babbacombe Theatre, and they are always willing to allocate the best available seats to suit your requirements.
There is no shortage of high quality golf courses all within a short distance of Babbacombe. Torquay, Churston, Dainton, Stover, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Bovey Castle to name but a few.
With the sea off Babbacombe and Torquay protected by Berry Head and the start of Lyme Bay, there is no better place to spend time out on the water. From Berry Head to Babbacombe the whole of Torbay has also been designated a Geopark by UNESCO. With many of the Geosites being coastal the ideal way to experience them is from the sea.
If cycling is your thing Babbacombe is the ideal place to base yourself. Just a short ride from rolling countryside or less than 2 miles from the harbour side. The English Riviera is laced with cycle tracks and routes ideal if you want to do a bit of urban exploration.