Cary Park is one of those spaces you head to on a hot summer’s day, as it’s far enough from central Torquay to be quiet. This grassy space is the kind of space that makes you want to lie down with a book and enjoy some time out in the sun.
That said, there’s plenty to do in the area and it’s always been one of the town’s hidden spaces to enjoy some time outside. You can work on your serve on the tennis courts, let the little ones have a go in the children’s playground or watch the action unfold on the bowling green.
The park was originally provided to mark the queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, and it was named after the man who donated it – Robert Cary. Cary Park is a short stroll from Babbacombe, where you’ll find cafes and restaurants that line the cliff tops. You can ride the cliff railway down to the beach below, visit Babbacombe Model Village or the indoor attraction Bygones.
In fact, Cary Park is a great spot for a picnic and some time out after enjoying the many things to do in Babbacombe, and you can stock up on treats at one of the local shops along the wya.
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