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Babbacombe is part of the English Riviera and its cliff-top promenade provides breathtaking coastal views across Lyme Bay.
Babbacombe is easily reached on foot or by bus or car from Torquay.
It has its own theatre as well as shops, cafés, restaurants, hotels, guest houses and of course the world famous Babbacombe Model Village, a favourite with children since 1963. As you’d expect there are lots of visitor amenities on-site including a large café with a terrace which provides views across the whole model village, and a convenient car park adjacent. If you pay once, you can visit twice and come back for the mini illuminations at night.
Babbacombe is blessed with traditional family holiday attractions including a delightful historic Cliff Railway which has been taking Devon holidaymakers up and down to Oddicombe Beach since 1926.
More than 20,000 visitors use this charming cliff railway every year. Two cable cars are in operation, and Babbacombe’s Cliff Railway is open from Easter to September daily from 9.30 am. A bell is rung at the bottom of the station 30 minutes before the cliff railway closes for the day.
Friendly Babbacombe Theatre is situated right on Babbacombe Downs on the cliff top, close to most of the hotels and guesthouses. There’s a community feel to this little theatre, as well as a variety and comedy focus.
During the last twenty two years the theatre has seen names such as Jethro, Jimmy Tarbuck, Lenny Henry, Elkie Brooks, Steeleye Span, Showaddywaddy & The Drifters, and in 2001 Bruce Forsyth appeared, to the total surprise of the audience, whilst filming his autobiographical television documentary.
Take a look at Babbacombe Theatre’s website for current show details.
Bygones Victorian Museum is also another popular attraction in pretty St Marychurch, adjacent to Babbacombe. St Marychurch is a historic village, mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Victorian streets are brought alive at Bygones, and there are lots of railway and World War One military items on display as well. Stroll through Victorian pubs, old sweet shops, an apothecary and tons of Victorian artefacts, including dolls and toys. There’s a rather good giant model railway.