Welcome Message from the Club’s President

Welcome to Babbacombe Bowling Club.  Thank you for visiting our website.
Whether you are just browsing,  interested in knowing more about our Club or the wonderful game of bowls, or your club may be searching for a suitable venue to play against, please contact us and I assure you that you will be made most welcome.
The past 24 months have been as difficult as most of us can remember, and  all at Babbacombe trust that a more positive future may soon be in sight.  We hope that the coming season will see a return to a new normality and we will renew old friendships and make many new ones.
Babbacombe is situated close to the sea, has several hotels of varying sizes, some of which boast the best sea views anywhere.  There are a  number of small shops, and a good bus service to neighbouring Torquay and Teignmouth.  There is adequate car and bus parking available close to the  Club.  We also believe we have one of the best greens in the area.
Should you require more information please contact us, at your earliest convenience.
I could continue to extol the many virtues, of both the area and the club, but please come and see  for yourself.
I hope we will soon be able to meet you and hopefully form a longlasting friendship.  I look forward to greeting you in person.
Gordon Nickerson  President Babbacombe Bowling Club

Always Welcoming New Members


Corner Cary Avenue and Aveland Road, 

Babbacombe TQ1 3QT

Experienced and New Members Welcome! 

Learn how to bowl! 

Make new Friends! 

Have fun doing it!


You’ll always get a warm welcome at Babbacombe Bowling Club.  From 1st May to 31st August a member is on duty weekdays from 10am – 1 pm to assist new and experienced bowlers. 

If these times don’t suit you, click on ‘Contact Us’ give us a call and we’ll arrange for a member to meet you at the Club.  Flat soled shoes are required.

See you on the green!

Open Week 2022 a Success!

Corner Cary Avenue and Aveland Road,
Babbacombe TQ1 3QT

Learn how to bowl!
Make new Friends!
Have fun doing it!

Have you ever wanted to give lawn bowls a go, but never had the chance?

Well now you can – come along to Babbacombe Bowling Club and see if it’s the sport or hobby for you!
Everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability – come and have a go free of charge! Equipment will be provided. All you need are a pair of flat- soled shoes.

If you need any further information please contact Ken or Gill 01803 329786 or email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Our Green Team works hard all year to ensure that our green is ready for action during the season that runs from April to September. From October to March we roll out our Club’s indoor shortmat. Our Club caters for all needs and there are leagues and competitions to enter if you wish to be competitive or, due to the hard work of our Fixtures Secretary, there are friendly and touring matches that appeal to the less competitive. You may even just want to have the odd roll-up with other members during the week. Bowls is a great way to keep fit and socialise while playing a sport you enjoy. Come and see for yourself what is happening at our great Club. If you have any questions please contact us by telephone or email. From 1st May to 31st August, a member is on duty to assist new and interested bowlers Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and the Club coach is always happy to assist you. There is a warm and friendly welcome awaiting anyone who wishes to visit Babbacombe Bowling Club. Whether you are interested in playing bowls or just watching please feel free to pop in and see us

About our Club

Bowlers have been enjoying their sport on the greens at Babbacombe Bowling Club for over 120 years. We are a friendly club and always extend a warm welcome to players and the general public alike.

Babbacombe Bowling Club plays outdoor bowls, with some indoor matches during the winter, and a short mat season in the clubhouse in the winter.

We welcome new members (both full and social), tours, friendly matches and competitive league players.


1st July 2022

Today we welcomed Inco Bowling Club (from Coed Gwilym, Swansea).  What a lovely friendly bunch they were.  We all enjoyed a great game of bowling whilst having fun

Riviera Tournament

The Riviera Tournament has come to an end for another year.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Mens Pairs – Ryan Whitlock & Sam Tolchard.
Open Singles – Sam Tolchard
Mixed Pairs – Michael & Kathryn Smith.
Open Triples – Sean Howard, Phil & Lorraine Hackett.
Consolation Pairs – Paul Matthews & Chris Barton.
Second Chance Singles – Chris Dolmore.

Mixed Pairs

On Saturday 25th June 2022 members took part in the Club’s Mixed Pairs competition.  Great turnout and well done to Rachel & Pete and Phyllis & Frank who got through to the final