A full day of sun on Sunday brought day trippers out in their droves adding to the half term holiday makers who decided to delay the trip home because of the good weather and when that happens out of season there is never enough parking spaces to go around. In the summer the farmers open their fields to cope with the extra traffic but out of season the unpredictable weather doesn’t make it worth their while. Therefore cars are parked in what little space there is on the coastal road and when the laybys are full people resort to the grass verges. This is when it can get tricky and, potentially expensive – most of the verges are just a strip of grass between the road and the cliff so most drivers play safe and don’t get too close to the edge but – if the car tyres are touching the surface of the road in the slightest and a warden comes by (which they tend to do when the sun is shinning) then you will get ticketed and that’s not something you want to receive after a lovely day out on the beach.
One alternative is to travel by bus, the 81 and 81C can be boarded outside the train station in Plymouth and continues up Outland road and through Stoke before it crosses on the Torpoint ferry and onto Whitsand bay via Anthony. Sitting on the top deck you get amazing views along the coast road and the bus continues around the Rame peninsula to the final destination at Mount Edgecombe.