The UK's best coastal walk is 'absolutely fantastic' with 'terrific views'

Lulworth coast in Dorset

Lulworth was the top walk in the UK

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 25/08/2023

- 11:01

Updated: 25/08/2023

- 15:53

UK areas were voted as the best for a coastal walk

If searching for plans this weekend, why not visit one of the best areas for a coastal walk in the UK.

Areas across the country were voted among the best in a new study.

Taking a stroll by the sea is a great way to relax after a long week.

Shoe company Fitflop has rounded up the top spots to visit over the bank holiday.

Duncansby Head lighthouse in Scotland

Duncansby Head in Scotland was one of the best walks


A walk from Abbotsbury to Lulworth in Dorset took the number one spot.

This is no surprise as the coastal walk has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Tripadvisor.

Speaking of their experience on the trail, one Tripadvisor user said: "Absolutely fantastic views of the coastline and across beautiful green countryside. Some steep climbs but worth it."

Another wrote on Tripadvisor: "Terrific views and plenty of stopping places. Pretty easy going and loads of stiles!"

In the second spot was the North Scotland walk of John O’Groats to Duncansby Head.

Duncansby Head has an outstanding Tripadvisor rating of 5 out of 5 and it has garnered many positive reviews.

One tourist praised the "stunning views" while another said it was a "nice walk" with a "fantastic viewpoint".

Walks in Devon, Cornwall and Merseyside also made the list.

St Ives in Cornwall

St Ives in Cornwall made the list


The UK's best coastal walks

1. Abbotsbury to Lulworth, Dorset

2. John O’Groats to Duncansby Head, Caithness

3. Perranporth to St Ives, Cornwall

4. Formby Beach and Woodland, Merseyside

5. Combe Martin to Braunton, North Devon

6. Blakeney Point, Norfolk

7. Torcross to Brixham, South Devon

8. Rhossili to Port Eynon, The Gower Peninsula

9. Seven Sisters Cliff Walk, Seaford to Eastbourne

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