Babbacombe Downs

Visitors to Babbacombe Downs, which forms part of an English Riviera Geopark, are immediately met by the extensive vista, complemented by the open grass, benches, flags, festoon lighting, welcoming signage, and many points of interest. The signage is effective for welcoming users to the site and directing points of interest. There are also talking telescopes stationed along the clifftop for users. The site is especially popular from spring to autumn when the weather is warm and skies are clear. During this time, the surrounding eateries and their outdoor seating areas are buzzing with customers that give a friendly and social atmosphere that extends onto Babbacombe Downs. The formal bedding of flower arrangements provide colourful natural features to the site and provides balance against the built features.
The site is managed by Torbay Council and is set as a very high priority in terms of maintenance and management. The site has monthly operational inspections by Torbay Council’s Park Rangers, though Park Rangers can be called upon by Torbay Council to visit the site at any time. This ensures that the site is always kept to a high standard for its users, maintaining a quality and well-kept appearance that welcomes users onto the site and encourages revisits in the future. Torbay Council’s ground maintenance Contractors for Babbacombe Downs are Glendale and their contracted services include litter-picking, maintenance, and site asset protection, among many other things, which all contribute to the site’s welcoming appearance. Glendale also carry out follow-up maintenance as identified by the Park Rangers in their inspections, maintaining all of the aspects of the warm welcome that users have come to expect and love at Babbacombe Downs.

Park Facilities

Picnic Area
Green Flag
Award Winner
Managing Organisation
Torbay Council
Neil Coish