These Five Coastal Walks will leave you tired and thirsty for a well-deserved drink.
With two spectacular coastlines to choose from, we’re rather spoilt for choice here for coastal walks, these are just a handful of our favourites. So grab your fur pom pom bobble hats, scarves and gloves – it’s going to get breezy!
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The coastal town of Budeligh Salterton is a gem in of itself, a miniature prom offers an enjoyable wander, but you’ll get the best views if you head towards Lime Kiln along the coastal path. Brisk breezes and startling views are abound in this part of South Devon. If you spend a little too much time up in full view of the sea breeze you might need to warm up at The Salterton Arms with a pint of ale and bowl of chips.
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This little coastal corner of Devon is chronically underused, so much so that if you go there for a walk you might be the only visitors for miles around. Start and finish a moderately challenging circular route that takes you up well worn paths and around the stunning coast line of this epic piece of countryside. Whatever you do, make sure you pack plenty of woolly items and leave enough time to refresh yourself at The Swan, in Noss Mayo. This excellent pub serves the best ales in the area.
A true Area of National Beauty, Ayrmer Cove is situated just outside the good sized-town of Kingsbridge. A walk around the surrounding farmland should take you no longer than 40 minutes or so, but you’ll still get a chance to glimpse Burgh Island (a location used by Agatha Christie for her iconic Then There Were None) and Bigbury. Factor in a trip to The Journey’s End Inn to experience a true slice of traditional seaside hospitality – this pub looks just like a cottage from the outside, so keep a close eye out for it!
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Brixham is well known for it’s bustling sea port, the fisherman are busy 7 days a week, hauling in big catches and delivering to nearby restaurants and markets. You can glimpse all of this activity and more by simply parking up and taking a stroll along the length of the promenade. Getting a bite to eat from a local chippie should go without saying, however there’s a niche bar that’s well worth a visit for fans of TV’s Peaky Blinders. The aptly named Peaky Blinders is a bar styled in the fashion of a 1920s era boozer, expect era specific outfits on the staff and a menu full of references to the show.
Start from Marine Drive in the town of Woolacombe and head out onto the South West Coast Path walk to get sights of big, open coastal views and some spectacularly sandy beaches. There are sand dunes aplenty if you’re looking for them and plenty of benches to stop off at and enjoy the views.Whilst you’re in area, fuel up at the Chichester Arms, a super-traditional seaside pub set in the village of Mortehoe.