• Atmospheric Pubs & Restaurants
  • Great Walking
  • Exciting Sports
  • Theatre & Entertainment
  • Fascinating History
  • Excellent Choice Of Accommodation
  • Superb Shopping
  • Top Attractions
  • Spectacular Setting
  • Beautiful Beaches

TOP TEN REASONS TO VISIT BABBACOMBE & ST. MARYCHURCH - a special part of the English Riviera in Devon

Atmospheric Pubs & Restaurants

We are spoilt for choice with inns and  restaurants catering for every age and choice. Many of these are situated opposite the Downs and are open throughout the day.

Great Walking

The whole of the coastal area is criss-crossed by paths offering fascinating vistas and the S.W. Coastal path can be followed right through the area

Exciting Sports

Sailing, diving and other watersports, bowls, tennis, one of the best golf clubs in Devon and home of "The Gulls" -Torquay United Football Club.

Theatre & Entertainment

Much of the live entertainment takes place in the pubs mentioned above. The Babbacombe Theatre offers good value entertainment and boasts the longest running variety show in Britain. A number of famous names, including Bruce Forsyth, began their careers here.

Fascinating History

There is so much history; St. Marychurch is recorded in the Domesday Book and Kents Cavern is Britain's most important and oldest Palaeolithic site and there are so many famous names associated with the area.

Excellent Choice Of Accomodation

Starred Hotels, Self-Catering, B&Bs, the choice is yours. There are even 2 large holiday camps just over a mile from St. Marychurch.

Superb Shopping

In Wellswood, Babbacombe, Plainmoor & St. Marychurch where the pedestrianised precinct, with it's small shops and "al fresco" dining give a continental atmosphere.

Top Attractions

Three of the areas top attractions - The Model Village, Bygones and Kents Cavern.

Spectacular Setting

Walk along the Babbacombe Downs on a clear, crisp morning and you can imagine this is how heaven must be.  The glorious views along 40 miles of the South Devon coast and into Dorset are alone worth the visit.

Beautiful Beaches

Many beaches, some sand and some shingle (see map).  Oddicombe is an award-winning Blue Flag beach with a unique Cliff Railway access.