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Babbacombe Weekend With The Best Of The South Devon Coast

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8917

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

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This is a great opportunity for a fantastic weekend break in Devon at the picturesque seaside resort of Babbacombe.

Babbacombe Bay on Devon’s English Riviera has a beautiful arc of shingle beach, and this unspoilt coastline is a haven of tranquillity, gorgeous views and calm, clean waters where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. The delightful gardens at Babbacombe Downs have attained a prestigious Green Flag award and a break here is the perfect way to relax and unwind at any time of the year.

You'll be staying right on the seafront at the friendly, family run Babbacombe Hotel from which you can enjoy fabulous views across Lyme Bay and the Babbacombe Downs. If you enjoy a bit of fun in the evening the hotel lays on entertainment every night.

You can spend all of your time exploring or relaxing in Babbacombe, or take the opportunity to experience more of the English Riviera and South Devon coastline on our included excursions. Head along the coast to Brixham, a fishing port within Torbay with a long and rich history, whilst in Dartmouth you can discover more about our rich naval heritage and watch the ships pulling in and out of one of the finest harbours in the country. You can also enjoy time in the lovely seaside towns of Sidmouth and Exmouth. 

A great choice for:

* Seaside lovers looking for a great break
* Anyone looking to get away from it all for a long weekend
* Lovers of all things Devon

PRICE FROM ? £309 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning at your convenient local pick-up point and head south west towards the glamourous English Riviera! On arrival in your resort of Babbacombe there will be plenty of time to settle in and enjoy a seaside stroll before dinner. It is easy to see why the picture perfect setting has earned it the title of the 'Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera'. Enjoy a drink in the bar to meet friends and fellow travellers, and make sure you have worked up an appetite to enjoy your evening meal, followed by some great entertainment. Dinner is usually a 3-course carvery buffet with a minimum 3 options for each course.

Days 2 & 3

Your comfortable central hotel allows you to make the most of your free time to explore your lovely resort, from the popular model village, cliff railway, pier and theatre there is plenty to entertain you. Don't miss Hanbury's Fish & Chips for a tasty treat with fine views across the bay. Just make sure you leave room for your delicious evening meals, which are followed by great entertainment every night!

Make sure you don't miss your two INCLUDED excursions to explore the very best of the Devon coast to Sidmouth and Exmouth as well as a day out to Brixham and Dartmouth.

Day 4

We will say farewell to the English Riviera today, as you join your coach and travel home, with time to relax and share your happy memories with your newly made friends and fellow travellers.

Babbacombe

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Babbacombe is a district of Torquay, but is itself a popular all-year-round resort town on South Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Affectionately known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera’, the beach resort of Babbacombe includes a great range of things to do and see in a quiet, laid back setting. Despite being right next to the vibrant Torquay, you’ll find that Babbacombe is amazingly secluded, and with picturesque views and warm weather all year round it’s the ideal location to enjoy the best of South Devon.

Enjoy an idyllic walk along Babbacombe Downs, the highest cliff top promenade in England. Here you can take in the spectacular coastline of South Devon spotting seabirds, seals and even dolphins from above! Take a trip on the historic Cliff Railway or discover the Model Village, set in 4 acres of award-winning gardens, showcasing British life past and present in a humorous way through hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and miniature people. A wide choice of pubs and restaurants are available, all serving excellent local food and drink and the best of South Devon cuisine, notably Hanbury’s Fish and Chips – much loved and much tasted by visitors – which serves up fresh, locally caught fish, chunky home-made chips and offers fine views across the bay.

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Brixham & Dartmouth

The attractive fishing harbour of Brixham is fringed with a tumble of colourful fisher cottages on the surrounding hillsides. Explore the winding streets, where you can browse the unique gift and craft shops, enjoy some locally caught seafood or just relax and take in the views at the harbour cafes. And don’t forget to visit the famous replica of Sir Francis Drake’s iconic ship, The Golden Hind, which has docked in Brixham for over 50 years.

You have to go a long way to find a town as pretty as Dartmouth. Overlooking one of the finest natural harbours in the UK, Dartmouth has a strong maritime heritage with the iconic Royal Naval College set on a hill overlooking the town. You will find a host of narrow lanes, stairways and corridors, and historical streets to explore. The town has fine restaurants, as well as arts, antiques and craft shops just about everywhere. The Greenway Ferry takes visitors across the river to the world famous home of Agatha Christie, who so loved this area. You are bound to fall in love with Dartmouth too!

Sidmouth

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationSidmouth is a beautiful coastal town with a Regency feel which is ideal for visitors of all ages. Set in the middle of spectacular countryside, Sidmouth is home to beautiful beaches, stylish eating places and great shopping, with everything from unusual gifts, designer clothing and lifestyle goods available. Situated on the Jurassic Coast, its coastline is dominated by the vivid red sandstone cliffs which date back to the Triassic period. It is a great town for walking, be it a gentle stroll along the seafront or a more energetic climb up the stunning rocks. Make sure you also take some time to explore the town centre, rich in royal and architectural history, as well as discovering a great range of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Exmouth

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationExmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon, and the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, along with two miles of lovely sandy beach. The town is home to an indoor market and range of shops to be browsed and explored amongst the splendid Regency architecture. Fresh local produce is in abundance, from fresh fish and chips, to celebrity chefs and fine dining Exmouth has an eclectic mix of restaurants on offer in the town and along the seafront. To discover a bit more about the history of the town follow the Blue Plaque heritage trail and explore the heritage of the area.

Tour includes

  • 3 nights' hotel with English breakfast & dinner daily
  • Plenty of free time to explore Babbacombe
  • Excursion to Sidmouth & Exmouth
  • Excursion to Brixham & Dartmouth
  • Fabulous evening entertainment at the hotel
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Babbacombe Hotel Babbacombe

A warm welcome awaits you at the beautifully located Babbacombe Hotel. Enjoying a level position directly overlooking the famous Babbacombe Downs & seafront, the hotel offers stunning views in comfortable surroundings. All bedrooms are light, airy and comfortably furnished, many with breathtaking views overlooking the beachfront (supplements apply). Live, cabaret entertainment is provided most nights in the lounge and there is a lift to all floors. Dinner is usually a 3-course carvery buffet with a minimum 3 options for each course.

The Babbacombe Hotel caters well for disabled guests with a number of purpose built wetrooms and all public areas situated on the ground floor. However, please note to access many of the single rooms at the hotel there are a minimum of THREE Stairs and a Maximum of SIX. The hotel does not have any ground floor single rooms and therefore all of these rooms are accessible by a combination of a lift and the 3-6 steps. All single rooms have walk in showers. There are no single rooms with sea views.

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