Babbacombe is a delightful small shingle beach set beneath the cliffs at Babbacombe Downs. The promenade on Babbacombe Downs is known as the highest in England and has spectacular views.

An interesting place to explore with rock pools, cliffs and walks. The beach is popular with local families and holiday makers, diving groups and fishing enthusiasts. It is also a favoured haven for weekend sailors.

The picturesque lane down to the beach is very steep, but if you don’t feel like a walk you can always take the Babbacombe Cliff Railway  Opens in a new window . Operating since 1926 Babbacombe Cliff Railway is a funicular railway from Babbacombe Downs to Oddicombe Beach.

Toilets and facilities


Beach - Seasonal (April to October)
Babbacombe Downs - Seasonal (April to October) 



Transport and parking


Limited parking close to beach with easy walking. Additional parking is available at Princes Street car park.


Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Limited - the road down is very steep but the promenade at the bottom is level.

AddressBeach Road, Torquay TQ1 3LX