If it’s the nostalgic charm of the seaside you’re after, why not head to Oddicombe Beach in Babbacombe? This scenic cove can be reached via the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway, and drops its passengers almost at the water’s edge.
The beach offers a mixture of soft sand and shingle, and with safe swimming, deck chairs for hire and a Blue Flag you’ll find the makings for a perfect day. If you’re staying in the local Torquay accommodation, you’ll discover some of its finest cafes and pubs at the top of the cliff in Babbacombe and you will be able to look out to sea.
Tip: Look out for Hanbury’s, an award winning fish and chip shop!
Type – Sand / Shingle
Access – Moderate (cliff lift)
Disabled – Difficult access
Bus No – 32, 122 (Furrough Cross)
Facilities – Parking – 1/2 mile from Oddicombe beach, dogs banned, swimming, safe with care, warning flags in operation, life saving equipment, first aid post, toilets by Oddicombe beach, baby changing facilities, cafe / refreshments, beach shop, deck chair / sun bed hire, public telephone.