Babbacombe Bay

Visit the delightful Babbacombe Bay

Have you visited the beautiful Babbacombe Bay? It is the place of which Queen Victoria wrote, “'It’s a beautiful spot... red cliffs and rocks with wooded hills like Italy and reminding one of a ballet or play where nymphs appear — such rocks and grottoes, with the deepest sea on which there was no ripple.” Gazing out across the bay now, you will easily understand why she was so poetic. The jewel of the English Riviera, Babbacombe is perfect for luxury beach holidays as well as coastal stays that allow you to enjoy the beauty of the water.

Filled with activities for everyone

When you spend your break at Babbacombe Bay, what will catch your fancy? If you dream of a family vacation on the shore, take the Cliff Railway to Oddicombe Beach, a sheltered shingle beach where you can play in the water or simply enjoy the view. If you are seeking something more exciting than a simple swim, there is plenty to thrill you, with coasteering, sailing, and scuba diving. Oddicombe Beach does not allow dogs during the summer season, but if your four-legged family members are an important part of your beach adventure, you can head to Babbacombe Beach, where they will be welcomed. During autumn, Oddicombe Beach opens to dogs, and even hosts Dog Day in October.

If you would like to enjoy the area without getting into the water, the bay is perfect for you. Take a walk along Babbacombe Downs, the highest cliff top promenade in all of England, and you will be treated not only to breathtaking views of the spectacular coastline, but also to sightings of seabirds, seals, and dolphins. There are many other coastal and woodland strolls for you to enjoy, with gorgeous views, hidden coves, and tranquil surroundings.

Should you tire of all that natural beauty, there are plenty of other activities to capture your interest. There are independent shops and boutiques to browse, cosy tearooms and picturesque buildings in the charming village, and Babbacombe Theatre has been hosting many wonderful performances year-round, ever since the 1930s. You will also find plenty of live music, karaoke, pub quizzes and comedians, so you are unlikely to lack for entertainment. If you are looking for attractions, Babbacombe is home to three of Devon’s most popular: Babbacombe Model Village, featuring four acres of award-winning gardens, Bygones, where you can enjoy an authentic life-size Victorian street, and Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, a labyrinth of Stone Age caves to explore.  

Whatever you crave, you will be delighted by Babbacombe

At mealtimes, you will discover that Babbacombe features an eclectic mix of cafes, bars, bistros, and restaurants where you will find something for everyone in your party.

Whether you are enjoying Oddicombe Beach and decide to stop in at Three Degrees West café, bar, and bistro for coffee, cakes, locally made ice cream, or tapas, you get the urge to try Hanbury’s famous fish and chips, or you opt for an elegant and indulgent meal at the Cary Arms and Spa, you are sure to be delighted by the offerings you find.

The Buccaneer Inn, on Babbacombe Downs, provides a warm welcome, a varied menu, and an extensive cellar of beers, wines, and soft drinks, with beautiful views while you enjoy your meal. At the Babbacombe Inn, you can enjoy pub fare like Steak and Ale Pie and a traditional roast on Sundays. The Inn even features a play area where your younger family members can entertain themselves. And while you might not expect this from a quaint seaside village, there is amazing authentic Indian and Nepalese food at Himalaya, Bay Spice, and Mirch Masala. This is just a sample of the best restaurants in the area, and plenty of others are waiting for you to discover them.

Bring your holiday dreams to life

When you are ready to explore all that Babbacombe Bay has to offer, Together Travel Co. is ready to assist you with your travel plans. Our collection of self-catering properties in Babbacombe Bay feature breathtaking views and each of our charming holiday cottages have been carefully restored with luxury interiors and modern amenities. Nestled into the rugged coastline, each beach cottage provides an exceptional seaside escape, and you can choose between two, three, four, and five bedroom sea-facing cottages with décor that alludes to their nautical and cultural heritage. Many of our properties are pet-friendly, which means you are free to bring your furry family members along and give them a chance to enjoy the fresh air and refreshing romps in the beautiful coastal countryside. Let our concierge team make your stay particularly special by helping you make arrangements for a special occasion or preorder a welcome hamper or breakfast hamper to make your stay more cosy and comfortable.

When you are ready to travel to a gorgeous destination that is just around the corner, Together Travel Co. is here to bring your holiday dreams to life. Why cope with stressful airport queues, when you can load up your car and be at an amazing coastal retreat before you know it? It’s easy to connect with your family as you explore the English Riviera together from a home base at one of our dreamy cottages or an elegant holiday home. Whether you prefer one of our holiday cottages in Devon or you and your family are interested in visiting another locale, we have a wealth of luxury cottages in the UK for you to enjoy. Find out how we can make your holiday amazing by contacting our expert concierge team at +44(0)1625 416430 or emailing us for more information.