Babbacombe Beach is one of Torquay's most unspoilt corners and it's always been a favourite with those on beach holidays and locals. The quiet cove is sheltered by cliffs and the beach's scenery makes it a popular alternative to some of the larger beaches. The beach sits at the foot of Babbacombe Downs, so it's a bit of a winding walk down to the sand but once you've made it you'll feel a world away from the real world.
Disabled visitors should note that Babbacombe Beach can only be reached via a very steep slope, although there is limited parking at the bottom.Dogs are welcome on the beach and there's a cafe and restaurant. Babbacombe beach is another popular spot for divers, and its promenade is the highest in Britain!
Babbacombe Downs is home to a row of traditional cafes and one or two friendly pubs, so if you fancy making a day of it you'll have a choice of places to rest your legs and sample some local produce after the walk back up from the beach.