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“Lovely views across Lyme Bay”
Review of Babbacombe

Babbacombe
Ranked #5 of 62 things to do in Torquay
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lovely views across Lyme Bay”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you want a view then this is the place to come. Sitting above very steep cliffs, there are plenty of places to eat & drink here. For the less able, the cliff railway takes you safely to the bottom, where you will find Oddicombe Beach, a secluded, pretty beach with a cafe. Plenty of walks, you can walk to Babbacombe Beach, which at the other end of Babbacombe, where you will find a very good pub. Off season it is a favourite with dog walkers.

A word of warning though!

During the Winter the northern end of the beach has suffered massive cliff erosion & some large falls occurred which has led the Council to partially close one end of Oddicombe as a safety precaution. It is unknown how long this may last.

Visited February 2013
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Somerset, England
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“Cliff ride was fun”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Enjoy a nice little ride on the cliff train, only £2 return. Takes you down to the nice quiet cove with a lovely little cafe where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. A different and enjoyable ride.

Visited March 2013
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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“Very scenic”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

A lovely walk, with great views. The Downs of Babbacombe are very pretty, with hidden routes up and down the cliffs, on the front at the top is the downs are several pubs and hotels including the famous Babbacombe theatre. Well worth a look around.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“a pleasant place, much superior to Torquay!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Babbacombe has a wonderful cliff top promenade. probably not a suitable seaside place for older peolpe with disabilities as the beach is a long way down. I only saw it in January, so cannot give much judgmane about it as a holiday resort in summer. it would certainly be a nicer place to stay than Torquay as it still feels a family place
It has a theatre, cliff railway and model village, with lots of other good places to see and visit nearby

Visited January 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“perfect day”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

we walked to the centre 1st time we have been and the beach is lovley , we found a perfect spot where we sat and watched the seals swim round our feet it was an amazing day

Visited June 2012
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