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Walking the coast in autumn at Wembury, South Devon
Walking the coast at Wembury, Devon | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Top coastal walks

From leisurely strolls to coastal climbs, a walk by the sea can soothe the mind and invigorate the body. This selection of trails offers clifftop vistas, golden sands, a wealth of wildlife and fascinating historical stories at some of England, Wales and Northern Ireland's most impressive natural landmarks.

Four people, including one on a mobility scooter looking out to sea at Woolacombe

Find a coastal walk

Explore miles of coastline at places such as Craster in Northumberland, where you can see Dunstanburgh Castle from the beach. Stroll along The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and take in the far-reaching views. At Lizard Point in Cornwall, the most southerly place in Britain, breathe in the fresh sea air and look out across the Atlantic.

Top coastal walks

    A hiker wearing an insulated jacket and a backpack watches the sunset over snowy mountain peaks

    Find a walk

    Discover some of the best places for walks, including ancient woodland, stretches of coast and green parkland.