Babbacombe Beach

Babbacombe beach is a private beach located to the east of Torquay, a small sand and shingle beach with rock pools set beneath the cliffs at Babbacombe Downs. The promenade on Babbacombe Downs is known as the highest in England and has spectacular coastal views.

A popular beach for exploring the rock pools, cliffs and walks. Also, popular for diving, fishing and sailing.

Facilities at the beach include cafe/refreshments, disabled facilities, limited parking, promenade, toilets (summer only) and a slipway.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Babbacombe Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Babbacombe Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Place Category: Beaches

Babbacombe Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 1.3℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10fog
Expect a temp in the range -3℃ to -0.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 12fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 0.7 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SSW)

Torquay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Babbacombe Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Babbacombe Beach is at TORQUAY 2.16 km (1.34 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:16 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 07:52 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 13:38 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 4.52m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:45 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 08:25 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 14:06 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 20:45 (Height 4.46m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:13 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 08:54 (Height 4.65m)
   Low Tide at 14:33 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 21:12 (Height 4.38m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:42 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 09:23 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 15:03 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 21:39 (Height 4.29m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:15 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 09:53 (Height 4.41m)
   Low Tide at 15:38 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 22:11 (Height 4.18m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 10:33 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 16:22 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 23:00 (Height 4.03m)
Tue 14 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:47 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 11:32 (Height 4.02m)
   Low Tide at 17:23 (Height 2.05m)

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