Babbacombe beach is a small beach (sand and shingle) with rock pools set beneath the cliffs at Babbacombe Downs and is operated by a private company. The promenade on Babbacombe Downs is known as the highest in England and has spectacular views.

Popular exploring the rock pools, cliffs and walks.

Popular for diving, fishing and sailing.

Cafe/Refreshments, disabled facilities, limited parking, promenade, toilets (summer only), slipway.

We have no dog information for Babbacombe beach.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Babbacombe Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Torquay, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.


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