Babbacombe Bay

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South West Coast Path above Babbacombe Bay
Two crystalline gold specimens from Hope's Nose. Largest is 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm.

Babbacombe Bay is a shallow, wide, north-south indentation into the south coast[1] of Devon,[2] England, in the United Kingdom, opening eastward into the English Channel[2] and about four to five statute miles (6.5 to 8 km) across its mouth. It is bounded by Hope's Nose and Torquay to the south and roughly the River Teign and Teignmouth to the north.[1]

The gold occurrence at Hope's Nose is well-known to mineral collectors.[3]


  1. ^ a b Road Atlas of Great Britain, Eleventh Edition, Map 3
  2. ^ a b Merriam-Webster's Geographic Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 1,223
  3. ^ Hope's Nose at BBC Devon


  • Merriam-Webster's Geographic Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1997. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  • Road Atlas of Great Britain, Eleventh Edition. Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: The Automobile Association, 1991.

Coordinates: 50°31′N 3°25′W / 50.517°N 3.417°W / 50.517; -3.417