One of the most beautiful walks from Brixham has got to be the South West Coastal Path walking towards Kingswear. You are treated to blue sea, blue sky, birds calling, bees buzzing, and amazing coastal views across the English Channel.
We have walked up through Sharkham Village and are on the meadow heading towards
the coastal path
Looking across towards Berry Head, Landscove Holiday Park is just behind the row of evergreen trees in the distance to the left of the photo
Just joining the coastal path here. It was a strange day because it was very warm but still looks like winter with no leaves on the trees or shrubs. We did this walk a few weeks ago and part of the path had been closed due to cliff erosion, taking some of the path with it.
This is the rock our house sits on, although we are about 250 metres back from these cliffs, you can just make out some of the houses between the trees. St Marys Bay is just below.
We have walked all the way around the top of St Marys Bay and are much further from the spot where we took the previous photo.
How many animals and insects can you spot in the carving above?
These beautiful tree carvings are situated all through Sharkham Village and down to the start of the coastal path
She's looking out to sea at the top of St Marys Bay
Looking back to Berry Head
We are almost at the highest point of Sharkham
......and these are the views over the other side, looking across to Man Sands, a beautiful secluded beach only accessible by foot
Sunlight twinkling on the water
Past Sharkham Point you can continue along the path towards Man Sands and on to Kingswear
We had a lovely walk in the warm sunshine. There are always plenty of people out using the coastal path even in winter (which it was in early March).
Finally all is calm and relaxed once again in our lives and we can sit and drink wine, rest, swim and walk to our heart's content. Hubby has just started his shorter working week too, it's been a long time coming, but he's enjoying it already. We are planning plenty of trips out each week and hope to go off to Living Coasts tomorrow (which is a coastal zoo and part of Paignton Zoo).
P.S. Congratulations to Network Rail for a tremendous effort in repairing the storm damaged railway at Dawlish. Here is a link to their website showing the repair works using a brilliant timeline video-well worth a look.
I wish you all a lovely weekend