On Our Doorstep

Babbacombe Bay sits on the lush Downs of Babbacombe Village, within the English Riviera town of Torquay. 

The property dates to the early Victorian era when the English gentry discovered our sun-flecked south coast. With lush valleys, bountiful seas, charming seaside towns, and a balmy microclimate, Torbay is the ideal riviera.

Babbacombe’s sunny beaches front the house, accessed by coastal paths or the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Babbacombe Down interconnects with those at Oddicombe and Petitor, forming a wildlife oasis which often rewards walkers with glimpses of Roe deer and buzzards overhead. 

In 2007, UNESCO made Torbay the world's first urban Global Geopark. Torbay's rich blend of nature and cultural heritage is far removed from the traditional bucket and spade image of the English seaside. Our coastline is a wild meeting of verdant woodland, distinctive red cliffs, and shifting seascapes. 


view towards the sea


TripAdvisor's top seaside resort, with its relaxing feel, family-friendly attractions, romantic scenery and adrenaline-fuelled activities of diving, coasteering, and kayaking. Sail away into the sunset on a sightseeing boat trip, or moor your own in our expansive marina. 

Sample natural history at Living Coasts, experience the rich 800 year history at Torre Abbey or delve deeper to the Prehistoric subterranean caves of Kents Cavern. The caves have been home to three species of human, as well as a 41,000-44,000 year old human fossil - the oldest to be unearthed in North-Western Europe.