Coastal Walks in the UK



A s the summer months approach and the promise of warmer days draw nearer, now is the perfect time to plan your next coastal getaway. With shimmering seas, award-winning golden beaches and tempting fish and chips to tuck into, the UK offers some of the most beautiful and popular coastal breaks all year round.

And what better way to spend your day than with a beautiful coastal walk? Enjoy a peaceful stroll in verdant countryside, lose yourself to the sound of crashing waves and admire breathtaking sea views as you wander along these iconic coastal walks around the UK.

Jurassic Coastal Path


Starting point: Exmouth, East Devon

Finishing point: Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Stretching over 95 miles and boasting breathtaking scenery along the way, tackle the mammoth Jurassic Coastal Path, spanning from East Devon to Dorset. England's first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site promises walking enthuasiasts the perfect coastal trail experience and is even home to ancient rocks dating back over 185 million years. Absorb the rich history of this beautiful coastal path and take in the glorious views.

Nearby hotels we think you’ll love:

Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa, Bournemouth

Hermitage Hotel, Bournemouth

Ayrshire Coastal Path


Starting point: Glenapp Kirk

Finishing point: Skelmorlie

Discover stretches of sandy beaches, historic castles for you to explore and a vast array of wildlife with the impressive Ayrshire Coastal Path. As you wander along this stunning coastal trail, spot the many castles steeped in history along the way, including Dunure, Dundonald and Kelburn and take in Scotland’s fascinating past. You may also be lucky enough to spot the extensive range of wildlife that roam the water, from basking sharks and otters to seals.

Norfolk Coast Path


Starting point: Hunstanton

Finishing point: Sea Palling

From Hunstanton in west Norfolk to Sea Palling on the north east Norfolk coast, explore this varied 84 mile long trail. Running through the breathtaking Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, walkers can experience this beautiful stretch of dramatic landscape. Enjoy the dramatic landscapes of this beautiful location, including the stunning Hunstanton Cliffs, explore seaside towns full of character and discover the many breathtaking beaches.

Nearby hotels we think you’ll love:

The Duke's Head Hotel, King's Lynn

Durham Coastal Footpath


Starting point: Seaham

Finishing point: Crimdon

This stunning 11 mile walking route offers beauty in abundance. Follow the breathtaking coastline, walk through many charming seaside villages and towns and stop off at iconic landmarks including Nose’s Point, a Site of Special Scientific Interest boasting beautiful views across Durham’s coastline.

Nearby hotel we think you’ll love:

Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

Pembrokeshire Coast Path


Starting point: St Dogmaels

Finishing point: Amroth

Discover the legendary scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, stretching a staggering 186 miles and covering some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. For anyone feeling brave, tackling this lengthy trail can take walkers between 10-15 days but with breathtaking coastal views, charming towns and a variety of fascinating wildlife along the way, this coastal walk is more than worth it.

Cumbria Coastal Way


Starting point: Silverdale

Finishing point: Gretna

Known for its breathtaking lakes, towering mountains and beautiful scenery, Cumbria is also home to glorious stretches of coastline. Trailing from Lancashire to the Scottish Border, experience varied landscapes as you walk along this breathtaking coast. Discover charming villages and coastal towns along the way, including Arnside, Barrow in Furness and St. Bees before finishing off near Gretna, located close to the border of Scotland.

Nearby hotels we think you’ll love:

Castle Green Hotel , Kendal

Ennerdale Country House Hotel, Cleator

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