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- Dog Friendly beach in Devon
- Delightful small beach
- Set beneath the cliffs
- Added by Torbay Council
Babbacombe Beach - Dog Friendly Beach in Devon
Babbacombe is a delightful small beach set beneath the cliffs at Babbacombe Downs and is operated by a private company. 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 with limited parking. However it is level adjacent to the sea. It is next to Oddicombe Beach, accessible from the Babbacombe Cliff Railway, and Oddicombe Beach Road.
Awards: Good Beach Guide
Type: Sand/Shingle and rocky with cliffs
Transport: Bus services to the top of the lane 32, 85, St Anne’s Road. The nearest town is Torquay.
Disabled Access: Disabled access is difficult. The road down is very steep, but there is a car park at the bottom with a promenade that is level.
Facilities: Cafe/Refreshments - Disabled visitors' facilities - Limited parking - Promenade - Public toilets by beach, summer only - Slipway - apply at Beach Cafe to arrange use - Diving
Car Park: Princes Street Car Park is above the beach and has disabled visitors' spaces.
Surrounding Area: Shops of Babbacombe and St Marychurch are close by. - Harbour -
Beach information kindly added by Torbay Council
“Delightful little cove, very rocky, not really for dogs, only a small area sand/shingle. Very large rocks covered in moss and seaweed at tied line, very slippery. Dogs can do a lot of damage if trying to be asked to chase a ball etc. Would suggest if venturing use the cable car with your dog, then walk back to this beach area. Dogs are not allowed on main beach. There is a cafe, do a mean bacon baguette, very polite. There is a small car park at the beach, a steep drive down to it. Hope this helps in your decision. We visited yesterday 24.8.2017”
- Kevin Freemantle
“An uncommercial small cove. Rock pools, fishing pier, shingle sand and hearing the lapping tide. A little piece of heaven in this hurried world of ours. Walking down is for the fit and able-bodied, whilst driving very carefully there is an adequate car park. Cary Arms is exactly in the right position to further linger. Enjoy.”
- Helen Ward-Jones