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Population: 1700
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Babbacombe, affectionately known as the “Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera”, is situated in South Devon. It’s close proximity to Torquay makes it an ideal holiday location for people who want to enjoy the best of both worlds – the quiet traditional seaside holiday retreat of Babbacombe itself contrasted with the bustling and thriving Torquay for those more lively moments. The promenade affords amazing coastal views across Lime Bay as far as Dorset and even to Portland Bill. For such a small and quiet place, Babbacombe certainly has a lot to offer its visitors, from its very own museum to a fascinating miniature model village, whose amusingly small scale reproductions of buildings, people and vehicles capture England of the past, present and future. There are two beaches in Babbacombe and a harbour which can be reached on foot or by road. The Babbacombe Cliff Railway owned and managed by Torbay Council carries its passengers down to the beaches, whether they be railway enthusiasts or those who can’t manage the journey on foot. Free passage is extended to Guide Dogs, wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams. Feeling romantic? Since 1997 the Babbacombe Cliff Railway even has a license to conduct marriage ceremonies!


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Babbacombe Palms (0.13 miles)

Babbacombe Palms

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A warm welcome awaits you at this small family run Licensed Hotel; where comfort and cleaniness is assured. Quietly situated 200 yards from the beautiful Babbacombe Downs; with its magnificent ... More | visit website

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The Seabury Hotel (0.20 miles)

The Seabury Hotel
The Seabury Hotel stands in its own tree lined grounds only 500 yards away from the beautiful Babbacombe downs and the glorious beaches. Nearby are the shops, theatres and model village.The Seabury Hotel operates a non ... More | visit website
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Babbacombe Guest House (0.24 miles)

Babbacombe Guest House
The proprietors, welcome you to the Babbacombe Guest House, which is a well situated, and lovely Torquay bed and breakfast/ guest house in the heart of Babbacombe. The babbacombe accommodation is a lovely 4 star ... More | visit website
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Aveland Hotel (0.29 miles)

Aveland Hotel

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Just a short walk to Babbacombe seafront a family run, licensed, non smoking hotel, close to Cary Park and Babbacombe Downs. Close to beaches, shops, restaurants, theatres and local attractions. Within easy ... More

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Berkeley House (0.36 miles)

Berkeley House

Berkeley House is located in the unspoilt area of Babbacombe Torquay, renowned for its natural beauty overlooking the wonderful Downs and the stunning Lyme Bay. Berkeley House is a five bedroomed family run guest house. All ... More | visit website

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Headland view (0.36 miles)

Headland view
This beautiful Victorian guesthouse with panoramic unobstructed sea views over the spectacular world heritage coast of lyme bay is a fabulous place to stay. Positioned directly on the Babbacombe Downs, the guest house has six ... More | visit website
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Trecarn Hotel (0.39 miles)

Trecarn Hotel
Offering delightful accommodation in a peaceful location, the Trecarn Hotel is only a stroll away from Babbacombe Downs, overlooking the bay. Standing in its own grounds, the Trecarn Hotel Torquay has been a favourite with ... More | visit website
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Churchill's (0.43 miles)


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Our hotel is one of the classiest in Torquay. All our rooms are suites with separate dressing rooms, balconies and dramatic sea views overlooking breathtaking Lyme Bay. We have a ... More

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Abberley House (0.48 miles)

Abberley House

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Abberley House is a centrally located guest house on the English Riviera, South Devon. Ideally situated only a few minutes from the Seafront, Marina, Town Centre, the picturesque Babbacombe Downs ... More

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St Michael's Hotel (0.88 miles)

St Michael

Situated at the heart of the English Riviera, St. Michael’s Hotel is a 4-diamond, GOLD AWARD small hotel in Torquay. Awarded the Southwest Tourist Board Gold Standard for highest category, St. Michael's is proud of ... More | visit website

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