The path now drops down to the road and the hotel.
Any coast path anywhere will confront river estuaries. Some estuaries can be crossed, others followed inland to the nearest crossing point. In this case the nearest crossing point is Barnstaple,
15 miles away.
If you are committed to doing the path in it's enirety ignore the next bit, printed in red.
If you are of sound mind, read the next bit.
There is a bus stop at the hotel. Catch the bus
For those like me, who insist on doing it in it's entirety, the following is a synopsis.
Cross the road and go around the back of the hotel in the wrong direction: cross a car park, go up a sandy lane back to the
main road and follow for 1/4 mile dodging traffic: turn down by a house and follow the marked path around the quite boring golf course: trudge through boring scrub, for miles, nothing to see: Reach another car park, turn down what is called the American
Road, a dusty, incredibly boring, white strip: Reach the end and follow the barbed wire around the immensly boring Royal Marine base at Chivenor: Connect with the Tarka trail, a riverside walk full of lycra-clad cyclists determined to run you down. Reach Barnstaple.
Have a cup of tea,