Late Summer Coastal Walking

View on stunning beach framed by steep cliffs and the deep blue sea.

Lydstep Caverns Beach in Pembrokeshire – one of those glorious places out there. Photo David Evans CC-BY-2.0

What is better than a walk along the coast combined with a dip in the sea? If you ask us; very few things! And the time of year for that is late summer…

Here’s a great selection of coastal landscapes where you can walk and enjoy some stunning beaches, combined with holiday offers to these places from the many small-scale walking holiday providers on our website.

Arisaig Beach

View on beach near Arisaig - Scotland

Beach near Arisaig – photo by Saskia Heijltjes CC-BY-SA 2.0

…a charming little coastal village with wonderful views out to sea, Arisaig will be your perfect base for stunning coastal walks that will bring you to many quiet beaches…

View self-guided walking holiday Arisaig and the small Scottish Isles

Mother Ivey’s Bay

View on Mother Ivey's Beach

Mother Ivey’s Bay – photo by Thierry Gregorius CC BY 2.0

…it is an easy and pleasant walk but on a sunny day the temptation to enjoy the sand or dip your toes in the sea can be too much. From the calm and sheltered (not to mention curiously named) Mother Ivey’s to the wild and surf battered Booby’s Bay (Booby is a local name for the gannet), there is good variety to be found even on such a short walk…

View self-guided walking holiday Cornwall Atlantic Coast Rambler

Coastline near St Bees

View on the coast near St Bees

Coast near St Bees – photo by Andrew Bowden CC BY SA 2.0

…wainwright’s 190 mile Coast to Coast walk begins at the shore of the Irish Sea, and ends at the North sea. This classic long distance path is one of the most popular in the UK and simply an outstanding journey…

View self-guided walking holiday Coast to Coast Walk

Scenic Portloe in Cornwall

Photo of coast path sign with view on the coast and sea behind

Coast path sign near Portloe, Cornwall. Photo by Edward Webb CC BY 2.0

…an afternoon of isolated coves and hidden beaches leading on to your overnight in inspiring Portloe “One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages” according to Sir John Betcheman. Dominated by its jagged black rocks “The Jacka” which shadow the entrance to its tiny harbour, this settlement really is a gateway to another world and a fitting place to spend your first night on the coast…

View self-guided walking holiday Cornwall Harbours and Coves trail

Lystep Caverns Beach in Pembrokeshire

View on stunning beach with high cliffs in Pembrokeshire

Lydstep Caverns Beach in Pembrokeshire – photo by David Evans CC-BY-2.0

…see rugged cliffs, spectacular beaches, remote harbours and a wide variety of maritime landscapes, including limestone and volcanic cliffs, sandy estuaries and coves…

View self-guided walking holiday Pembrokeshire Coast Tented Trail

Golden Cap in Dorset

View over coast and landscape from high point Golden Cap

View from Golden Cap in Dorset. Photo by Tom Bastin CC-BY-2.0

… A walk that will take you right to the sea, past the town of Seatown, and onto pebble beaches. The climb up Golden Cap is steep, but worth it for this is the highest cliff on the south coast, and the views of course are sensational. The walk here contains a few surprises, a hidden away rural hamlet of white cottages, and a private beach…

View self-guided walking holiday Discover Dorset & the Jurassic Coast

Barafundle Beach in Pembrokeshire

View on sandy beach in Pembrokeshire

Barafundle Beach in Pembrokeshire. Photo by David Evans CC-BY 2.0

…walk one of the iconic walks of Britain, from Stackpole Quay to Bosherton lily ponds. Follow the tranquil lakes to the golden sands of Broad Haven and the renowned Barafundle Bay, a beach regularly featured as one of the Best in Britain…

View guided walking holiday Pembrokeshire Coast, coves and saints

Picturesque Kynance Cove in Cornwall

View on picturesque cove in Cornwall

Kynance Cove in Cornwall. Photo by Andy Wright CC-BY-2.0

…from Lizard village, a host of wonderful walks are possible, using the very comprehensive network of footpaths in this area. To the west, lies Kynance Cove – the extremely picturesque National Trust’s showpiece cove in southern Cornwall. A great place for swimming in the clear turquoise waters…

View guided walking holiday The many faces of cornwall

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Dave likes exploring the great outdoors. In his spare time you'll often find him out on the trail, enjoying the fresh air.
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