Great ways to walk the coast

We look after more than 775 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and have created hundreds of walking routes you can follow to explore these special places on foot. As well as your own walking adventures you can also join us for guided walks beside the sea.

Walking on the clifftop at the White Cliffs of Dover, Kent

Coastal walks: beautiful and scenic routes

Embark on one of our favourite coastal walks to feel revitalised by the sea air and open space. You'll see different wildlife and a rainbow of changing colours through the seasons.

Food and drink from the Boathouse Tea-room overlooking Stackpole Quay

Coastal walks with cafés

We’ve chosen some inspiring coastal walks featuring cafés and tea-rooms along the way. Enjoy a brew with a sea view after a blast along the clifftops.

A family walking along a National Trust coastal path

Coastal walks near our properties

History meets the outdoors at coastal properties we look after so why not combine a dose of fascinating heritage with a refreshing coastal stroll on one of our self-guided walking routes?

View of Porthdinllaen fishing village

Walk the Wales Coast Path

The National Trust owns and cares for more than one-fifth of the Wales coastline. Many of its great coast walks help to make up the new Wales Coast Path. This is a selection for you to try

Family playing football with their dog on Embleton Bay beach

Dog walks by the coast

Dogs love playing on the sand, so we've picked some of our top dog-friendly beaches where you can take your four-legged friends for a walk.

Bob Smith, coastal volunteer

'Why I walk the coast' personal stories 

Share stories and memories of walking on the coast with our members, volunteers, supporters and staff in extracts from our magazine.