There are all sorts of businesses offering all sorts of services within Babbacombe Bay.  

Action Stationers

This busy team at 133 St Marychurch Road not only sell whatever stationery you need they also offer a photocopying and print service with extremely speedy turnaroud. With typing and binding services, machine repairs, rubber stamps, vinyl lettering and signs made to order, make sure you give them a call on 01803 323257 to chat about your requirements – it’s highly likely that they can help.   The shop is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.  If you’re looking to promote your business or event, then perhaps consider their leaflet distribution service. Leaflets are delivered by the team each week and prices start at just £20 per 1000 leaflets delivered. The team can print for you or you can supply your own. Again, give them a call to chat about how they may be able to help you or click here to visit their website.   

Animal Health Centre

Based in Watcombe (43 Moor Lane, TQ2 8NU), on the outskirts of Babbacombe Bay, the Animal Health Centre is the home of friendly, professional, affordable health care for all your pets. There is plenty of parking nearby and they are open for consultations, and all sorts of other services, six days a week. You don’t always know when you’re going to need to see the vet, so with the Animal Health Centre system of open surgeries there is no need to book an appointment, making it ideal. Simply take your pet in during their consulting times to see one of the team of qualified vets. Outside of their consulting hours there is a 24-hour emergency hotline where you can get advice on the appropriate next steps should you need help. The team at Animal Health Centre is made up of people who love looking after animals. They know how important a pet is and take pride in looking after each animal brought in as if it were their own. Consulting hours are from 9am to midday and then 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday. Reception remains open throughout the day for prescriptions, pick-ups, purchases, drop-offs etc. Saturday consulting hours are 9am to midday. The telephone number for the practice (and emergency hotline) is 01803 313400 and for more information on the huge range of services on offer at this state-of-the-art practice click here to visit their website.  This great practice provides friendly, professional advice – so why not pop in?

Datel Electrical Limited – Electrical Contractors

Datel Electrical covers the whole of Babbacombe Bay and offers a wide range of services to homeowners and businesses.  From electrical fault finding and minor electrical repairs to completely rewiring a house, the team at Datel has the experience and expertise to carry out all types of domestic and commercial electrical work.  They provide a prompt, reliable and professional service and take great care to ensure customer satisfaction, which is why so many people return to them time and time again.  A friendly, professional team ensure that all work complies with BS7671 wiring regulations with Part-P compliant work being notified to building control. Electrical Safety Certificates are issued on completion of all work and payment, and all staff are CRB checked.  Their distinctive orange and black vans can often be seen in and around Babbacombe Bay where they have many clients, including Babbacombe Cliff Railway and Three Degrees West on Oddicombe Beach. Set up by David Wright in 2002, Datel has earned a reputation for quality of work and service.  So, if you have any electrical needs why not give them a call on 01803 874074 for a no-obligation quotation?  For a 24-hr emergency service, contact 07850 070305 or click here to visit their website.

Drone Man

Drone Man is a professional drone, UAV photography and videography company, owned and managed by Will Hancox. Aiming for the highest standards with every operation, large or small, they pride themselves on offering complete flexibility to their clientele. The images and videos are of the highest quality and great care is taken with every process from pre-flight planning, the flight itself, all the way through to the creation and production of your images and videos. Fully insured, PFCO licensed and with many recorded hours of flight time under their belt, they really do know what they’re doing.
Services include:
Inspection surveys which provide a detailed aerial view and is especially suitable for areas which are inaccessible by other means.
Estate agent photography offering detailed views of the property and gardens.
Wedding photography from a height.
Construction site film and photography, giving an aerial view stage by stage from the foundations right the way through to completion.
Agricultural work offering highly detailed 4k video footage of the fields saving both time and money.
Golf club aerial photography and video bringing the golf course to life.
Film and production services.
Advertising and Marketing photography.
Events where, as well as creating a useful additional income stream the photographs and videos are essential for reviewing the organisation of the event whether it be a concert, sports event, or a private gathering.  For more information give Will a call on 07808149640, click here to visit the website or check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @donemansocial

Fancy That

Conveniently located at 133 St Marychurch Road, this great little treasure trove is your one-stop shop for that all-important fancy dress outfit. Whatever the theme, whatever the era, Fancy That has a huge selection of costumes to check out. With all sorts of accessories, face paints, hats and wigs you’re bound to find everything you need to wow your friends. The shop is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday and you’re very welcome to visit, have a browse and try on whichever outfits take your fancy. To enquire about a specific theme or to get some ideas give them a call on 01803 323257 or click here to visit their website.     

John Lake Estate Agents

John Lake estate agents was established in 1978 and the team there pride themselves on their extensive local knowledge of their core area which stretches from Torbay to Teignmouth including a host of rural villages inland. They handle sales and lettings across the whole market from coastal cottages to luxury homes and small flats to stunning apartments. With offices in Manor Road, St Marychurch, one in the old Town Hall and one right across the road, the team are at the centre of this fabulous part of South Devon and ideally located to show their clients around the huge range of properties they have available both for sale and to let. They are proud members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Property Ombudsman. These are recognised as the leading industry bodies reinforcing the commitment to providing the highest level of service. As you might expect from a modern business, there is a great on-line presence and the John Lake website can be used to browse the selection of properties currently available. The ability to refine your search also means that you can make sure you look at the criteria that’s important to you. So, whether you’re buying, selling, looking for somewhere to rent or have somewhere to lease, please get in touch either by giving them a call on 01803 328811 for lettings and 01803 328899 for sales, visit their website (click here to visit)  or pop in to the office for a chat. They’d be delighted to see you.

Louise Roberts Virtual Assistant

Louise Roberts is a Virtual Assistant offering outsourced admin services to small businesses in and around Babbacombe Bay and Torquay. She is available to take on many of the time consuming everyday admin tasks within your business that you just know need doing but never seem to find the time to get around to.
Those tasks include:
Typing of letters, contracts and documentation.
Data input
Background research
Creating HR policies and procedures
Creating promotional materials
Setting up basic social media accounts
Organising travel, meetings, staff events
Sourcing and organising training course
Plus all sorts of other ad hoc tasks that come up

So, if you’re a small business in need of a bit of help, support or back-up but don’t want to employ a member of staff then Louise could be exactly what you’re looking for.  Give her a call on 07502 347229, e-mail her at  or click here to check out her website.

Pro Secure Locksmiths

Pro Secure Locksmiths is a local company covering the whole of Babbacombe Bay. They pride themselves on their workmanship with a reliable, efficient, friendly service that’s genuinely 24/7.  When you ring them you will speak directly to your local locksmith who can give you the best advice and expertise. No national call centre and no call-out charge. Pro Secure specialises in non destructive entry with an emphasis on prevention and repair wherever possible to keep the cost down. Services include: locked out, lost keys, broken lock; full 24hr professional locksmith service; all locks supplied & fitted; British Standard – insurance approved; servicing & repairs; specialist in UPVC & composite doors; smart locks (electronic keyless entry); mechanical code locks supplied & fitted; all types of additional security; safes/vaults supplied & fitted; alarms/CCTV; on site key cutting; master key systems designed & installed; restricted key access available. So, whatever your lock or security requirements, why not give them a call for a chat on 07850 448 444 or e-mail  Click here to visit the website.

Stagecoach Bus Company

Stagecoach offers a comprehensive network of buses services across Torbay and beyond.  Between them, the Hop12 and Hop22 connect visitors to many of the most popular attractions across Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Babbacombe and St Marychurch. Both run 7 days a week, right through the day and into the evening.  Hop22 continues to Teignmouth, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren – ideal if you want to explore further along the coast.  From Easter and right through the summer Stagecoach also runs an open top service, the 122, from St Marychurch to Torquay Harbourside, along the seafront to Paignton before finishing at Paignton Zoo.  A Torbay Dayrider gives you unlimited travel right across the English Riviera and as far as Newton Abbot, Dartmouth and Dawlish Warren. Explorer day tickets give you complete freedom of all Stagecoach South West buses. You can add on a child to your day ticket for just £1. (Max. 3 adds ons per adult ticket, not valid with concessionary passes).  Stagecoach’s mobile App has everything you need in one place – journey planning, live bus information in real time plus you can buy mobile bus day tickets. It’s free to download from the App and Play stores.  You can also buy tickets from the Paignton Travelshop, the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Vaughan Parade in Torquay (next to Torquay Harbourside) and, of course, from your bus driver. Child add on tickets are only available to buy from Stagecoach.  All buses are fully accessible for buggies and wheelchair users.  Click here to visit the Stagecoach website

Torbay Financial Services

Torbay Financial Services is a local, family run company providing bespoke financial advice for over 18 years.  Their aim is to fully understand your short and long term financial aspirations. To do this they offer a free, initial face to face meeting.  As well as usual office hours they offer evening or weekend appointments to suit your personal circumstances.  Based at 66 Fore Street in St Marychurch their mission is to help their clients make more of their financial planning, by providing first rate advice in the areas of: Investments, Pensions, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Work Place Pensions, Business Protection and Commercial Planning.  They firmly believe in working closely with their clients so that they not only understand and are comfortable with the plans they set up, but really engage and interact with the planning process to get as much out of the service as possible.  The team always do everything they can to ensure their advice is straightforward and exceeds expectations. Their clients see them as the first port of call whenever they have a money related question or query. If they are unable to advise directly, then they have an established network of professionals in accountancy and law that they are able to bring in to complement the proposition.  Click here to visit their website or call Jacqui or Paul on 01803 411460.