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A waterside hotel on a peaceful bay, with uninterrupted sea views and rooms to make you feel spoilt. Relax at the spa with sensational views from the hydrotherapy pool, enjoy pub-style food and take memorable coastal walks.

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Alexandra Richards
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Alexandra Richards is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Dorset. She is the author of numerous guidebooks, including Bradt’s Slow Travel Guide to Dorset and the Bradt guide to Mauritius. She has a particular interest in food, wildlife, outdoor activities, remote places, travelling with children and encouraging an outdoor childhood.



This hotel sits right on the water in Babbacombe, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt bays on the English Riviera. It's a peaceful spot, beneath rich red sandstone cliffs.

If you find yourself craving a little more buzz, lively Torquay is within easy reach (10 minutes).

By car: 50 minutes from Exeter, 2 hours from Bristol and 4 hours from London. Free on-site parking available.

By train: London Paddington to Torquay takes under 3 hours, after which, a taxi will take 10 minutes to the hotel. Book trains to Torquay.

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There's a mix between old and new. The Victorian building houses the bar, restaurant and some rooms and has traditional features such as stone walls, oak beams and dark wooden furniture. Suites and beach huts are much more modern, with expansive glass making the most of the views.


The hotel is small enough to provide personalised service, as well as extras like fishing equipment and guided coastal walks. Friendly staff can organise local activties, including watersports. While the car park is up a steep hill, a valet service is available.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Beachfront
  • Games room
  • Spa
  • Pet-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Rooms vary in size and style, but all have comfy beds and little luxuries. The main building rooms are more traditional but have been given light, fresh décor. There are self-catering cottages, and nearer to the water there are modern beach huts and suites offering privacy and the best sea views.

Room types: Deluxe, Luxury, Captain's Suite, Shell Suite, Pebble Suite, Beach Hut, Beach Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The restaurant and bar have traditional features such as stones walls, oak beams and log fires. Expect captivating sea views from the conservatory and dine on the terrace in warmer weather. The menu features traditional pub fare. With Brixham just 12 miles away you can be sure the fish is fresh - we recommend the plump scallops with flavoursome chorizo.

Cary Arms: traditional inn, locally sourced produce, seasonal menus. Dishes include ale battered Brixham fish, fillet steak and oven baked duo of fish. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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