We're doing the Southwest coastpath over the course of many years. I'm a fair weather walker - no point in doing it if you can't enjoy it - and don't really like doing more than about 8 miles a day, and I always like to end in pubs if possible. Also, we don't drive.
With that in mind, I'm trying to plan how to tackle the stretch between Torcross and Plymouth next spring (probably April or May outside school hols).
(1) I'd rather use one place as a base and travel out to start and end points, not least because if it's horrible weather we can stay in (or go to the pub) and we're not trying to get to specific accommodation in the driving rain. (last time we stayed in Dartmouth for five days and did Torquay - Torcross over a few days with rests! This worked really well) Would Kingsbridge be a good base both for public transport to various spots and to hang out in the rain?
(2) Any tips on breaking up the Torcross - Salcombe leg? Looks like a bit of a public transport desert but I don't think we'd enjoy the full 15 miles in one go
(3) Is it safe to assume all the seasonal ferries will be running?
(4) Any other tips for this bit of coastpath?