Another ferry crossing awaits shortly after you leave Bigburg-on-Sea today. Ahead is one of the most beautiful stretches of the South West Coast Path.
Cross the River Avon by ferry (seasonal) to Bantham this morning. Passing through part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a fairly easy walk takes you past Thurlestone to the picturesque coastal sanctuary of Hope Cove. The section through to Bolt Tail and Bolt Head and on to Salcombe is thought to be one of the most scenic on the entire South West Coast Path offering spectacular views back along the Devon Coast.
Alternative route - the alternative walking route around the Avon Estuary is well way marked. This is an additional distance of 9 miles/14.5km.
This route is used in the following itineraries: