How do I get to Babbacombe Beach?
Follow the A379 through Torquay until Babbacombe. To park at Babbacombe Beach, approaching Babbacombe turn right onto Babbacombe Downs Road (signposted to Babbacombe Beach) and then turn right again onto Beach Road (again signposted to Babbacombe Beach). Post Code: TQ1 3RT.
Can you walk down to Oddicombe Beach?
There is a lovely walk from Babbacombe down to Oddicombe beach. There are paths on the top of the cliff which lead down to the beach.
Who owns Babbacombe Cliff Railway?
In July 2009, the ownership of the line was transferred from Torbay Council, which had inherited Torquay Borough Council as a result of local government organisation, to a specially created community interest company. In 2019 the CIC was converted to a Charitable Incorporated Company which now runs the railway.
Why is Babbacombe beach red?
Babbacombe Cliffs are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for their rock formations. From Oddicombe Beach you can see how ‘faulting’ caused by earth movements has resulted in a section of red rock dropping to a lower level than the white limestone beside it, at the same time steeply tilting the red rock.
Can you walk down to Babbacombe Beach?
2.2 miles (3.6 km) A short but fairly strenuous walk on one of Britain’s highest cliff-top promenades, but you can avoid the long and steep downhill section by riding down on the famous funicular railway, built in 1926 and still carrying a quarter of a million passengers a year!
Can you drive down to Babbacombe Beach?
The road down is very steep, there is a car park at the bottom with a promenade that is level. There are steps down to the beach.
Can you walk from Babbacombe?
A short but fairly strenuous walk on one of Britain’s highest cliff-top promenades, but you can avoid the long and steep downhill section by riding down on the famous funicular railway, built in 1926 and still carrying a quarter of a million passengers a year!
Is Oddicombe Beach Sandy?
The beach is a mixture of pebbles, sand and shingle with a gentle slope down to the sea. It is a well-resourced beach with clean toilets and a fine beach cafe.
When was Babbacombe Cliff Railway built?
Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 90 years of service.
How many cliff trains are there in the UK?
In 2019 I decided to visit all the funicular railways in Britain. There are thirteen of them in ten towns (three towns have two).
Which is nicer Torquay or Paignton?
Torquay itself is nicer, more shops etc, Paignton has a better beach, both are equal for tourist attractions. You can get from one to the other in 15 minutes dependent on traffic. There is a regular bus service if you don’t have a car.
What time is high tide in Babbacombe?
7 day tide forecast for Babbacombe 2022
|Low 03:54am (1.89m) High 10:09am (4.47m) Low 04:04pm (2.05m) High 10:28pm (4.59m)||Low 04:35am (2.14m) High 10:58am (4.23m) Low 04:50pm (2.32m) High 11:23pm (4.39m)||High 04:13am (4.94m) Low 10:30am (1.4m) High 04:45pm (4.97m) Low 10:53pm (1.39m)|