Bolberry Down is a great place in springtime with skylarks, ravens, the rarer cirl buntings and Dartford warblers call from the bushes, and the coastal heathland is full of wildflowers. There is a wealth of wildflowers which in summer attract many butterflies. In autumn the heathland is vivid with gorse and heather and the migrant birds gather to leave.
Once on the coast path, you can look down over Bolt Tail (with its Iron Age fort), along the coast as far as Rame Head in Cornwall. On a clear day you should see the Eddystone Lighthouse guarding a dangerous reef eight miles off shore.