Bay Cycles in St Marychurch precinct has everything bike-related you could possibly need, whether it be bicycles, accessories, clothing or servicing, bespoke bike builds, assistance and expertise. This amazing shop is run by serious cycling experts so you really can be sure that you’re getting the best possible advice, information and products. The professionally trained
mechanics are on hand to carry out simple repairs right through to complete rebuilds. The shop stocks trusted bands, including Trek, Bontrager, Whyte and Pearl Izumi. As well as all of that, Bay Cycles also runs regular Saturday road rides, starting at 8am. With average speeds of 13-15mph, distances vary each week and end with complimentary refreshments back at the shop. To join in, or for more information, please email Jez at email@example.com. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm with late opening on Thursdays until 6.30pm. To keep up to date with all the goings-on from the team you can follow them on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For full details of the products and services they offer, simply simply click here to visit their website. Something of particular interest at the moment is their fantastic FREE Winter Bike Check which will identify any service requirements your bike may have, paying particular attention to all the extra problems encountered at this time of year. To book a Winter Bike Check simply give them a ring on 01803 316785 or e-mail via the Contact page of the website. So, if you haven’t yet paid a visit to see Jez, Lisa and Lucy at Bay Cycles do pop in as they’d be delighted to see you.
As well as being a well-known attraction in Babbacombe Bay, Bygones also has a fantastic shop, full of great vintage products. Ideal for something a little bit different. Open every day and FREE to look around, whether you’re visiting the attraction or not. So, why not pop in and see what this treasure trove of gift ideas has to offer? You can also buy on-line as well, with a large selection of their products available via the website. Click here to have an on-line browse.
Cloudberry Lily is a delightful interior décor shop in Reddenhill Road, Babbacombe. With all sorts of lovely items for the home including original works, vintage pieces and plenty of French-inspired, handpainted furniture. A bespoke painting service and a sourcing service is also on offer. Owned and run by Julie and Steve Hickey whose passion for interior design really shines throughout the business. Julie and Steve offer a full interior design service either chatting to clients in the shop or by home visits. For those who fancy trying their hand at furniture painting the Cloudberry Lily workshops could be just the thing. Held on site you get to learn all about various paint effects using the Annie Sloan technique. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Click here to visit the Cloudberry Lily website
DragonflyHDesigns is owned and run by Louise Roberts from her Babbacombe Bay base. Not available in local shops, Louise designs and creates from her home in the bay and sells on-line via Etsy. As well as a huge range of novel, beautiful and intricate designs, Louise also loves producing bespoke items and will match jewellery to a certain outfit or theme to suit. Louise takes huge pride in her business with every piece being unique. A classic case of someone doing what they love for a living, the first ever piece of jewellery Louise made was a turquoise earring and necklace set. Enjoying the challenge and the creative process she was hooked and her business gradually developed. With a wide range of fabulous pieces available, one of Louise’s favourites are the hair clips, which prove particularly popular with children and the mermaid tail clips are one of her best-sellers. To get in touch with Louise, drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or to browse the full range, including some great gift ideas, click here to visit the website.
Fiesta Red Florist
Fiesta Red is a family-run, independent florist in the heart of St Marychurch precinct. Whatever kind of floral gift, tribute or arrangement you’re after, Fiesta Red is sure to be able to help. All work is done on site by the team with the freshest flowers formed into unique designs. At Fiesta Red, the team pride themselves on customer satisfaction and really good value, whatever your budget may be. As well as the stunning floral creations on offer, a simple bunch of flowers and an array of potted plants are also available to buy, along with various other gift ideas, cards etc.
If you’re getting married then you definitely need to have a chat with the team and have a browse of their beautifully inspirational wedding albums. Sometimes, the need for flowers is due to a very sad situation. Fiesta Red offers custom and speciality funeral flower designs. An arrangement of flowers can be a welcome reminder of happier days, evoking fond memories that provide comfort. Whatever your requirement, the team are always happy to chat about ideas. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Alternatively you can give them a call on 01803 328007 or click here to visit their website.
Hillfolk is a local business owned and run by Beth Hill. Originally a graphic designer Beth has recently set up her own business creating and selling a series of illustrations with plants and flowers as the focus. Having studied Fine Art at university Beth did lots of work using oils and acrylics. However, now her computer is her canvas and she uses a digital stylus and design software to ‘paint’ pictures. This combination of focussing on the natural elements of a scene and the computer “painting” creates a new take on some very familiar views meaning that Beth’s work really is something a little different to what you may have seen before. It’s refreshing and natural as well as very beautiful.
This stunning series of illustrations are mainly of vistas in the English Riviera with two particularly lovely pictures of Babbacombe Bay. With others including Cockington, Goodrington, Brixham and a host of other locations they are available as various sized prints, with framed versions an option. Many of the designs are also available as A6 greetings cards – the perfect way to send a message to someone who loves the area. Beth’s range is growing all the time as she is often out and about taking photos and getting ideas for her next illustration. And, given that so much of her work is based on the flowers and foliage, the views change with the seasons so there’s always something new for her to focus on. As well as the local scenes that Beth produces she also offers custom portraits which are absolutely delightful.
To find out more and browse Beth’s on-line store visit her website at https://hillfolk.co.uk/
Knit and Stitch
Knit and Stitch, in St Marychurch Precinct, is a knitter’s paradise full of everything you could need to create all sorts of fabulous things. The shop is owned and run by Pam who has turned her hobby into a business. What could be nicer than that? Not only does the shop contain all kinds of haberdashery Pam is always on hand to give advice, chat about ideas and requirements and help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Brands stocked in the shop include King Cole, James Brett, Sirdar, Debbie Bliss, Anchor, Mettler, Craft Cotton and Diamond Dots. As well as offering a huge range of supplies, Pam sells her own creations in the shop. Pam also offers classes to anyone looking to take up knitting. When you visit Knit and Stitch you’ll soon get a sense of quite how passionate and enthusiastic Pam is about knitting and crafting generally and you’ll leave inspired. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 4.30pm but if you want to call with any queries, the phone number is 01803 411415. For more information on the shop and classes etc, click here to visit the Knit and Stitch website
Portfolio Gallery is a picture gallery, framing workshop and coffee shop situated in St Marychurch. Open since 2000 this lovely gallery on Fore Street (with parking right outside) specialises in modern framed prints and canvases, greeting cards and contemporary gifts. Portfolio has built up a strong local following all year round as well as being extremely popular with the many visitors the area attracts. Portfolio has an on site framing workshop. The backbone of the business it has an excellent reputation for quality service and workmanship. This is backed up by the repeat business from both private and business customers. Through the gallery is the coffee shop where locals and visitors meet up regularly. Here they put the world to rights or quietly read the paper, over an Italian style espresso coffee with a selection of cakes and bakes. Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm (coffee shop closes at 2pm) and Saturdays from 9.30am to 2pm (coffee shop closes at 1.30pm). Click here to visit the Portfolio website