Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Devon  /  English Riviera  /  Torquay  /  Babbacombe

Babbacombe, Torquay

4.6
#4 of 60 in Things to do in Torquay
A district notable for its model village, beach, and cliff-top green, Babbacombe is a leisurely area full of all things English. Visit the Babbacombe Downs for the races, or take a short ride on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway for pleasant views. The Church of All Saints is constructed of local marble and houses some remarkable stonework. The model village is a miniature of the town itself, but with ironically named shops and cafes that tend to inspire giggles from visitors. Check out the district's website for special events. Babbacombe is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Torquay Edition.
Create an itinerary including Babbacombe
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,167 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 19, 2017
    Visited Babbacombe in August loads to see all close to each other namely Bygones old times shop museum, Kents caverns the model village, the cliff railway down to a great beach Kents caverns are a bit...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Stayed in Babbacombe last month, was very pleased at how clean it was. Babbacombe has not been spoilt with lots of shops and make a good base for a restful holiday.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is a beautiful part of Devon a bus ride from Torquay. Or if you're feeling like a walk can be done in 45 mins. Lovely hotels, cafe's a Cliff tram leading down to the beach or again a nice walk do...  more »

Plan your trip to Torquay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Torquay

When you book a room at a seafront hotel in Torquay, you can take full advantage of English Riviera's famous golden sands and clean swimming facilities, all within walking distance of the town center. Many top-quality seafront hotels offer everything from spa treatments and indoor heated swimming pools, to award-winning bars and front-facing rooms overlooking the town's waterfront promenade. For a less expensive and more romantic alternative deeper inland, consider staying at a private cottage, where you can enjoy privacy and comfort minutes from picturesque coastal paths, pubs, wine bars, and shops. 
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Torquay by other users

16 days in Torquay & Pompeii BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New York City & Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans