Local Attractions

Babbacombe is on the English Riviera, near Torquay in Devon – here are some links to the local area and its attractions.


Welcome to the English Riviera – A Great Time, Anytime

The warmest of welcomes awaits you on the English Riviera, Devon’s Beautiful Bay. Surrounded by stunning coast and countryside, Torbay, including Torquay, Babbacombe, Cockington, Paignton and Brixham offer fantastic year round holidays for everyone.




Affectionately known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera’, the beach resort of Babbacombe includes a great range of things to do and see in a quiet, laid back setting. Despite being right next to the vibrant Torquay, you’ll find that Babbacombe is amazingly secluded, and with picturesque views and warm weather all year round it’s the ideal location to enjoy the best of South Devon.



Kents Cavern

One of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain’s best showcaves! Go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. As you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you’ll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.


Babbacombe Model Village

Feel like a giant at the model village as you explore 4 acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people.



Babbacombe Theatre

Situated on the English Riviera’s beautiful Babbacombe Downs in Torquay, South Devon. Arguably Babbacombe Theatre is one of the most popular Theatres in the South West.



Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer – the only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear and Totnes on your day out!



Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 90 years of service.



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