The Cary Arms

The Cary Arms, Babbacombe Beach,
Babbacombe, Devon, TQ1 3QX
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+44 (0)1803 327110
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English coastal chic – this seaside gastro-pub provides beach-side living with all the style and comfort of a boutique hotel.

Laid back comfort mixed with a contemporary coastal style. Bespoke fabrics and all the elements expected of a boutique bolt hole recreated with a twist. Sunbathe on a private terrace overhanging the crystal waters and rocks. Dine alfresco in terraced gardens tumbling down to the beach or enjoy the indoor fireside ambience. There is even a wood fired outdoor pizza oven at this de Savary Property, privately owned by the de Savary Family with sister properties in the Cotswolds and Grenada.

Children are welcomed with their own Cary Arms fishing net and bait for days spent exploring the local rock pools and surrounding water. There are dog friendly rooms equipped with a dog bed and bowl and if you are arriving by boat, there is an overnight mooring and water taxi to shore.

The bar is a 'real inn' with beamed ceilings, original stone walls; open fire; and windows with views across the bay. Here you will find real ales for your perfect pint and gastro-pub food from the daily changing menu. Expect superb Devon beef; Lyme Bay lobster and line caught seafood amongst more simple fare; or cook your own Devon sausages just the way you like them on the communal fireplace!

The sea facing en-suite bedrooms have a fresh beach ambience with plenty of coastal character and echoes of New England captured by international designer Kathleen Fraser. All but one have a private balcony or terrace; with elegant furniture; spacious bathrooms filled with White Company goodies; crisp white linen; and a turndown service offered every evening. You can choose from 6 luxury king double rooms with a balcony or terrace; one deluxe super king double;  or a suite for 4 with a king bedroom and twin bedroom; its own hall with coffee bar, fridge and large balcony; perfect for families or two couples wanting to get away.

For a little pampering, try the Spa room with treatments from leading Parisian spa and skincare brand Yon-Ka for a wide array of holistic custom treatments.

You can choose from old fashioned fun on the beach to adrenaline water sports. Diving and RIB rides are available in front of the hotel and you can fish for Mackerel, Black Bream and Bass till your hearts content off the pier. Horse-riding; biking; golf and tennis can be arranged for you off site too.

If you would like to take advantage of these fabulous facilities but would prefer the independence of your own cottage, The Cary Arms also own four fabulous self-contained cottages with open fires; stylish interiors and modern home comforts close by.


  • Beach frontage with mooring
  • Chic coastal interiors
  • All rooms with sea view
  • Alfresco dining
  • Real pub with gastro food
  • White Company toiletries
  • Turn-down service in the evening
  • Diving and RIB rides
  • Rock pools and fishing off the pier
  • Horse riding, biking, golf and tennis off site


Sleeps: 18Double Ensuite Rooms: 7
Suites: 1Open fire/woodburner
Central heatingSecure parking
Private GardenBBQ
iPod docking stationTV/DVD/Sky
Licensed premisesCooked Meals available
Shop nearbyCot and Highchair
Children welcomePets considered
Smoking not permittedCredit/debit cards taken
Licensed for weddings


From £175 per Night
To £275 per Night

Per double room including a full English breakfast.

The suite for 4 people is from £290.00 to £375.00 including a full English breakfast.