22 miles of stunning coastline form part of the 630 mile long South West Coast Path, which takes in some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe.
During the day, Babbacombe's sun-trapped beaches are the main attraction. The water sparkles like saphire and you can lose yourself in the surroundings of the unique Coral Coast. The Babbacombe Cliff railway is available to take you up and down from the beaches.
Babbacome, Oddicombe and Petitor Downs are a series of interconnected, attractive little bays full of their own charms and known for their top water quality and cleanliness. The red cliffs of Dorset and jutting point of Portland Bill are both visible on clear days.
Throughout the seasons, this part of the coast assumes a rugged splendour far removed from the traditional bucket and spade image. Going back a century, the Petitor cliffs were mined for marble and this can still be seen in the pavements around Torquay. Today, the offshore reefs of Oddicombe reward divers with a wealth of marine life. A great place to learn the sport or a challenge for the more experienced diver with a number of intact wrecks to explore. Roe deer and soaring buzzards are frequent sights on the surrounding downs.
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