These are the highest-rated coastal walks in the UK

With a heatwave on the horizon, many of us are looking to make plans for the weekend and month ahead and what better way to get away than hopping in the car and visiting the coast. If spending your day paddling in the sea isn’t your thing, however, why not try one of the highest-rated coastal walks in the UK instead?

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Analysing online reviews from TripAdvisor to create a weighted ranking, have identified the highest-rated coastal walks in the UK. 

Taking the top spot and therefore the highest-rated coastal walk in the UK, is the Gower Peninsular, Swansea. Gower itself was also recently voted the best place in the UK to relocate to and was the first area in the UK to receive an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ classification.

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In second place is St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey. Be warned though, although the beach received a top spot in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2019, it’s also been found to be one of the most expensive to visit in the UK so not ideal if you’re on a strict budget.

At the other end of the UK and in third place is Quiraing, in the Isle of Skye. Though it’s not directly on the coast, the walking route offers stunning views of the coastline in all directions.

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Which other routes made the list? Discover the top 10 highest rated coastal walks in the UK below.

The highest-rated coastal walks in the UK:

  1. Gower Peninsular in Swansea, Wales
  2. St Belade’s Bay in Jersey, Channel Islands
  3. Quiraing in Isle of Skye, Scotland
  4. Causeway Coastal Route in County Antrim, Northern Ireland 
  5. Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland
  6. Perranporth Beach in Perranporth, Cornwall
  7. The White Cliffs of Dover in Kent
  8. Beachy Head in Eastbourne, East Sussex
  9. Llandudno Promenade in Llandudno, Wales
  10. Culzean Castle and Country Park in Ayrshire Coast, Scotland and Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England

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