Cary Arms & Spa

Beach Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX

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With the personality and values of a traditional English inn and the luxurious style and facilities of a boutique hotel, the Cary Arms & Spa offers you a relaxed and modern getaway making the most of its sensational coastal location and breath-taking views. Set in a remarkable position overlooking Babbacombe Bay and miles of seascape along the Jurassic Coast, the inn and surrounding grounds have been sympathetically restored and remodelled to offer stylish and spacious accommodation designed to rival the best hotels in the country – the English Riviera reborn.

The eight “New England” style guest rooms in the inn are chic and restful in muted coastal shades and feature stunning sea views, contemporary en-suite bathrooms and private sea-facing terraces. Adjoining the inn are two spacious suites with their own sunbathing terraces and fire-pits. A further eight new Beach Huts and Suites, which opened Summer 2016, bring a fresh sophistication to the South Devon coast. The clean, elegant lines of the six duplex Beach Huts are partnered with bold-print fabrics and contemporary furnishings, reflecting the fluid lines and colours of the coast. Top international designs and art-work have been hand-picked from Italy and France. Set only feet from the sea, each Beach Hut comes with a wide sun-bathing terrace, a luxurious sofa in front of a romantic fire and a huge mezzanine level bed with outstanding views out to sea. The two impressive Beach Suites suspended over the sea combine further exceptional facilities with privacy for the ultimate in romantic retreats. Five secluded Cottages ranging from three to five bedrooms provide a wonderful seaside getaway for families and friends travelling together.

A short walk from the inn, each has secluded gardens and terraces with fire pits and three of them are dog friendly. Dining at the inn is relaxed and friendly. Daily changing menus from the talented local Chef Steve Poyner reflect his love of the area and the coast and country in equal measure. Provenance is key and local suppliers provide an abundance of excellent fresh ingredients. Expect superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and line caught seafood sitting along side delicious traditional English heritage dishes. Private groups are also welcomed to enjoy any of the superb dining locations – from the convivial atmosphere of the inn, to the beautiful conservatory, or from the al fresco Captain’s Table overlooking the bay to the romantic glass sphere “Pod”.

The sublime Cary Spa sits above the inn, and boasts uninterrupted vistas of the unspoilt Jurassic coastline from a beautiful sun deck and a dramatic glass fronted hydrotherapy pool and relaxation room. Three treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage room, offer a range of treatments from leading marine-themed French beauty and skincare brand Thalgo. An innovative mood-enhancing aromatherapy light shower, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and a gymnasium are also available for rest and relaxation. Cary Spa not only offers guests tranquillity but an exclusive viewing of admired American Art illustrations, from Peter de Savary’s private collection.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Beach Hut£385.00 per room (breakfast included)
Beach Suite£485.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family Suite£395.00 per room (breakfast included)
Kingsize Double£265.00 per room (breakfast included)
Seaviews and Balcony£295.00 per room (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Special Offers

  • 2 Night Celebration Hideaway in Torquay

    Our 2 night “Celebration Hideaway” includes:

    Honeymoon, birthday, wedding anniversary or engagement....celebrate in style at the Inn on the Beach!
    Our 2 night "Celebration Hideaway" is ideal to mark your special occasion and make some wonderful memories with your loved one! 

    This Spring, escape to the coast where you will feel totally relaxed in 5-star boutique hotel, Cary Arms & Spa. Make the most of the beautiful seaviews from your luxury room or beach hut.

    Enjoy a delicious mezze with some champagne on our sun terrace gardens and unwind in our hydrotherapy Cary Spa.

    Your Getaway includes:

    - 2 nights in a Luxury Seaview Room or chic Beach Hut

    - 3 courses dinner on one night

    - A bottle of Bubbly on arrival with a “Celebration Plate”

    - A bouquet of flowers in the room

    - 2 hours Spa access


    Available all year round (excludes our Festive Breaks)

    Please note that we need at least 48 hours notice prior the day of your arrival 

    Book now to avoid disappointment

    Availability is limited so enquire or book today to avoid missing out.

    Call us on 01803 327110 or email 

    South Devon 2024 Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 01/01/2024 and 30/12/2024

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  • Seasonal Coastal Spa Breaks at Cary Arms & Spa

    Our 2 night Seasonal Spa Breaks include: 

    • A 2 night stay in a Luxury Seaview Room or chic Beach Hut

    •  Breakfast each morning

    • A 60mins bespoke Spa Treatment 

    • Use of the spa facilities


    Spring  Spa Breaks (April, May & June)
    "Awaken your senses through Spring" with the Awaken Journey (60 mins treatment)

    Summer Spa Breaks (July, August & September)
    "Protect your skin & feel the Glow" 
    Restorative Massage (60 mins treatment)

    Autumn/Winter Breaks (September, October & November)
    "Re-align your Wellbeing"
    Crystal Facial
    Calming Journey
    (60 mins treatment)


    From £320 per person in a Luxury Seaview Room
    From £375 per person in a chic Beach Hut


    Subject to availability all year round until 23rd December 2024

    Book on-line or call us 01803 327110 or email 

    South Devon 2024 Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 30/04/2024 and 23/12/2024

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



  • Accept Children over 7
  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Serves Local Food

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Children's videos/DVDs available
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beach within 100m
  • Beach within 2km
  • Business facilities
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Near coastal path
  • Night porter
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Spa Facilities
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Family
  • Film or TV location
  • Inn
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Romantic
  • Seafront - Babbacombe

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - French

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Fishing
  • Games Room
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - Beauty Facilities Only
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Watersports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking On Site

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • iPod Dock
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Pets (Proprietors) on premises
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Area for musician/band
  • Beach adajacent for photography
  • Catering available in house
  • Champagne breakfast available
  • Child care facility available
  • Choice of marriage rooms
  • Dedicated wedding planner
  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Late licence for evening receptions
  • Overnight accommodation available
  • Sea views available for photography



Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M5 at Exeter, follow sign for the A380 to Torquay. At Ashcombe Cross, branch left then take second exit B3192 signposted to Teignmouth. On entering Teignmouth, at bottom of hill by traffic lights, turn right signposted Torquay A379. Cross the River Teign and continue following signs to Torquay. At mini roundabout continue forward on the A379 signposted Babbacombe, Sea Front. Proceed pass Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones, straight on after traffic lights. Turn left onto Babbacombe Downs Road, continue along the Downs with the sea on your left finally turn right onto Beach Road.



Public Transport Directions

By Air- Fly to Exeter International Airport (40mins) By Train- To Newton Abbot Mainline (15mins)





TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Lee C
      The Cary Arms
      4 of 5 stars
      10th July 2024
      This hotel in my opinion is not 5* The beach hut we stayed in was very nice but we had issues with the maids not changing the sheets when they were obviously dirty due to my dog walking on them with... Read full review
    • Ginno94
      Exeter, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Beautiful location, disappointing service
      4 of 5 stars
      12th July 2024
      We stayed 4 nights for our mini-moon. I would have given 5 stars but the only thing that let us down was the service we received and also the breakfast. More on that later! The positives: The... Read full review
    • Daydream670211
      Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely views, average food, allergy safety not good!
      3 of 5 stars
      14th July 2024
      First of all, the positives... - A lovely welcome for our 3 night stay with our car being parked for us, we were taken to our rooms & featured explained.  Our bags were also taken to our rooms plus... Read full review

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