Users' questions

Is babbacombe a nice place to live?

Is babbacombe a nice place to live?

Babbacombe is one of the nicest areas, you have the Downs, where you can stroll along, lots of seat all the way along to the Theatre, there is a nice green where the children can play, or a dog if you have one, as you admire the view, then facing the downs you have several hotels, pubs, tea shops, which again enjoy the …

Is Babbacombe worth visiting?

Babbacombe has great beaches and wonderful coastal paths, making the area one of the best places to enjoy a walk with man’s best friend. These stunning walks and bay views combined with the fantastic attractions and independent and quirky shops, make it one of the best locations in South Devon.

Can you swim in Babbacombe?

Babbacombe Beach // Torquay This is a small sheltered sand and shingle beach with moderate access down below the promenade. The walk or drive to the beach is down a steep road. There are lots of rock pools to explore. It is popular for swimming, which is safe if care is taken, and for fishing off the breakwater.

How many people live in Babbacombe?

It seems yesterday that is was sequestered and scarcely known hamlet; it is now, unfortunately a happy hunting ground for the speculative builder, with a population of 1,600 to 1,700 and shorn of its romantic seclusion.

Which is better 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.

Can dogs go to Babbacombe Model Village?

Are dogs allowed in the Model Village? Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens, indoor displays and gift shop.

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?

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 Brixham worth visiting?

brixham – worth the visit. What a beautiful place. If you love boats you’ll love this place. Plenty of places to eat ranging from a couple of quid.

Why is the sand red in Devon?

This colouration is due to iron chemicals only found in deserts. The chemicals were leached out of the overlying desert rocks and it passed down into the Devonian rocks beneath, staining them red.