Babbacombe Cliff Railway
It's well worth going down to Oddicombe beach, but it's quite a climb back up to Babbacombe. Try the Cliff Railway.
View Across Babbacombe Bay
Good Beach Guide - Oddicombe Beach Good Beach Guide - Babbacombe Beach
Babbacombe Model Village
In the village of St Marychurch close to Babbacombe, Bygones is open every day except Christmas Day, and in the summer open till 10pm in the week. Shop as our grandparents used to shop, go into a Victorian parlour,visit the illuminated Fantasy Land in miniature, see the scenic working model railway and climb into the cab of a real steam loco. Walk through a World War I trench
Village and Country Park
Open through the year to Christmas Eve, and with free admission, you can see how things used to be. Ride there from the sea front in a horse and carriage. Visit the stately Manor House, stroll through the gardens, watch the village blacksmith at work, eat at the Mill Restaurant with its working water wheel, enjoy cricket matches on the village green, admire the thatched cottages. An unchanged village a mile or two from one of Britain's most popular resorts.
The Little Theatre
Don't forget the Christmas Panto !!!!
Palace Theatre, Paignton
Just up the road from the harbour as you go towards Babbacombe, the Museum has six galleries including an Archaeological Gallery with exhibits including a fragment of the oldest human remains found in Britain. There's also an Agatha Christie exhibition with displays of photographs, newspaper cuttings, books and other memorabilia tracing her life and work.
The original Norman Abbey was destroyed by the order of Henry VIII, though some parts of the building escaped his attention. The present Abbey Mansion was built during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is open all year. There are collections of paintings, silver and glass. In front are the Italian Gardens and a large ornamental pond, tennis courts and a putting green.
Riviera International Centre
- Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather Waves Leisure Pool offers great fun for all the family! With wave machine, flume, water activity centre, sloping access and heated to a lovely 30 degrees the pool is warm & welcoming!
Agatha Christie Mile
The thriller writer was born in Torquay in 1890 and set many of her stories in the surrounding area. On the Agatha Christie Mile, the trail takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works. Solve the mysterious disappearance of one of Agatha Christie's characters.
See ancient remains and amazing rock formations in these two million year old caves. A new attraction from 1998 is The Stone Age Experience - a sound and light show followed by a candle lit tour. See Stone Age remains and listen to Stone Age tales around a camp fire. In the evening, a chilling theatrical tour with candle light, music and special effects. Open all year
Plus many many more attractions within easy reach. See below :
South West Coast Path
Compton Castle (National Trust)
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Trains / River Link Cruises
Greenway Gardens (National Trust)
Churston Go-Karts, Brixham
The Golden Hind, Brixham
Newton Abbot - Dartmoor
Bradley Manor House (National Trust)
The Church House (National Trust)
Castle Drogo (National Trust)
Dartmouth - Totnes - Dartmoor
Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown
Bowden House, Totnes
Teignmouth - Exeter
Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Teignmouth
Exmouth - Seaton