8 Stunning Seaside Strolls

The British summer is drawing to a close but there is still some sunshine and warmth to be enjoyed! What better way to relax and unwind from busy city life than to feel the coastal breeze and sand between your toes at some of the nation’s greatest stretches of coastline. Whether you plan on beefing up your Instagram, topping up your tan, or simply gorging on ice cream, we have curated a selection of jaunts across the country which cater for all.

1. Seven Sisters: Seaford- Beachy Head

The textbook white-cliff walk which hugs the coast and boasts views of the River Cuckmere. The Seven Sisters cliffs are so-called due to the seven notable hilltops you will walk over. A great one to reach by public transport, and feel free to bring your dog along!

2. Paradise of Photographers

Head down to Dungeness Nature Reserve, referred to as ‘Britain’s only desert’. Though it may sound barren, it certainly conforms to Kent’s reputation as the garden of England, as it has over 600 species of plants in the vicinity.

3. Arty idling around idyllic St Ives

Known for its quaint galleries, restaurants and fisherman cottages, St Ives is the go-to for culture and art in Cornwall. This jaunt will take you past some of these gems, as well as the Blue-Flag Award winning Porthmeor Beach.

4. History, art and seaside snacks

This jaunt will take you through the UK’s most visited seaside resort- Blackpool! Come purely for the seaside charm, but this walk will encourage you to delve into the heritage and nostalgia of the area through venues, street art and memorials to name a few.

5. The lanes, the pavilion and the beach

Why not take a balmy summer’s day to explore ‘London by Sea’. This walk will take you through Brighton’s quirky shopping areas, green spaces and winding lanes before getting to the seafront. There are some great places to eat by the pier- why not have an ice cream too!

6. Hell yeah at Hell’s Mouth

The Llŷn peninsula of the West coast of Wales offers great vistas onto the Irish Sea. Nothing demonstrates this more than Hell’s Mouth. Its imposing sand dunes coupled with a cool summer breeze (may need to hold onto your hat at times!) will surely deliver.

7. Rock-pooling fun on Duver Beach

Pop down at low-tide to the Isle of Wight for some great rock-pooling! This short jaunt will get you to the vast expanse of the beach. Crabs and shrimps are ten a penny, and it makes for a great day of activities for the family.

8. Thornham to Holme Dunes NR

The Norfolk coast comes alive in the summer, and a visit to the quaint village of Thornham and its surrounding sand dunes is a great way to make the most of it. Expect tall reeds, fragrant pine forests sandy beaches. What’s not to like?

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