Attractions and Things to do in Devon
Seaside Living - Watersports
Babbacombe Bay and the Torbay area as a whole form a perfect natural arena for watersports of all kinds. Sheltered, deep waters make it unbeatable for windsurfing, waterskiing, sea-fishing, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and sailing. We are happy to advise the best company and local tuition for sailing weekends, diving lessons, a fishing excursion or anything else that may take your fancy out on the water.
**New for 2021**Torquay Watersports
Discover the beautiful Devonian coastline in a fun way with our new partner Torquay Watersports. From a high speed adventure on the "Raptor" to a chilled and relaxing Water bike ride or sea swimming, it's all about having fun on the water!
To book, please contact Torquay Watersports
All our resident guests are entitled to a 10% discount on all activities except for the Raptor
Discover the stunning South Devon coast on board of this classic wooden sailing yacht "Escape".
Escape is a 43-foot wooden classic gaff yawl built in 1937
by Kristensen in Norway. She was originally designed by Colin Archer as a sailing lifeboat but was refined to make her slightly smaller and easier to sail by her owners. Escape is fully MCA coded to carry 8 passengers plus 2 crew.
Help to set the sails, coil the ropes and steer her or simply sit back back and watch the world go by!
Test the waters, and your balance, with this wonderfully relaxing and great fun activity. Local instructor, Harvey will give you one-on-one tuition and you’ll be a dab hand in no time. Sessions take place in the calm of Babbacombe Bay just below the Inn. If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of Sammy the Seal, or paddle along with a pod of dolphins.
£70 for first person fand £35 for the second person - 1h30 mins
If you are feeling confident, you can also just borrow the paddle boards (no charge but a deposit of £100 will be required)
Seconds away from the Inn, the waters of Babbacombe Bay are famous for diving. The warmth of the Gulf Stream brings a marvelously diverse population of wildlife. Divers can delight in the wonderful treasures of the seabed such as corals, sponges, sea anenomes, fish and marine crustaceans. For the more seasoned diver, Thatcher Rock offers challenging and rewarding sub-aqua experiences.
With 22 miles of beautiful coastline the sea temperatures remain high all year round. This makes it a good spot for fishing. You can expect to net mackerel, wrasse, bass, red mullet and plaice. The Bay is also home to dolphins, seals and if you're lucky, the sighting of a sea turtle.
For a special treat, why not indulge with a luxury boat trip on Triple 777 or Riviera Boat Charters around the beautiful scenery of Lyme Bay, head off to the unspoilt tranquility of the River Dart or simply sip champagne in a secluded cove.
A game of Tennis?
Guests of the Cary Arms are invited to enjoy the charming courts in Cary Park. Small and friendly, affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association, the club comprises six all-weather courts, in the beautiful surrounds of Cary Park.
Trainers are essential, everything else is up to you. Rackets and Balls are available for hire. For the less energetic there is an 18 Hole Putting Green alongside the courts suitable for the whole family.
A Round or Two?
Teignmouth Golf Course
Just 8 miles from Cary Arms, a warm welcome awaits all visitors to Teignmouth Golf Club - each of whom are guaranteed a true test of golf with our course offering many fine contours and borrowing greens - the trademark of Mackenzie. After your round, enjoy the benefits of the newly refurbished clubhouse, the well stocked bar and extensive menu choice - whilst enjoying magnificent coastal view from both from the lounge and dining rooms.
Visit Teignmouth Golf Course website
Torquay Golf Club
A delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay, Torbay and across to Dartmoor in the distance. Situated only 1 mile from Cary Arms. Visitors and Societies are most welcome.
Visit Torquay Golf Club website
Country and Coastal at Sharpham Vineyard & Dairy
For those seeking the love of the outdoors, good wine and great cheese, not far away there is Sharpham's Vineyard. The thousand year old farm consists of 500 aches offering a range of tours from a simple self-guided Trek and Taste to a guided Vine to Wine or Vineyard Ramble with our well informed tour guides. Something a little different in a great setting.