It will soon be 2016 Seaside Walk Week. From Sunday 29 May to Sunday 5 June, this event, which is in its second year and organized by the charity Family Holiday Association, is dedicated to getting everyone outside to enjoy some fresh air and the beauty of the Great British seaside. The event will launch with an official walk in Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort, and end with another official walk as part of a grand finale weekend in Weston-super-Mare. Full details are available from their website page for Seaside Walk Week.
If you cannot make one of the official events then the Family Holiday Association have provided details of how to Create your own Seaside Walk where you can tailor a walk to your own requirements. Of course, we here at Griffmonsters Great Walks love the coast and are only glad to assist in helping you to choose a seaside walk for this event. There are plenty of Seaside Walks described on this site from simple strolls to long hikes. To whet your appetite have a perusal of the various areas that we have covered.
East Anglia Seaside Walks
Griffmonsters Great Walks is based in East Anglia and as such we have the whole coastal area covered and would thoroughly recommend every inch of this amazing coastline. There are tranquil and inspiring wanders around the sea marshes of North Norfolk and lazy beach walks along the sandy wide open beaches that stretch from Sheringham to Great Yarmouth. The county of Suffolk's coastline mixes heathland and coastal estuaries providing some get-away-from-it-all walks as well as offering the quintessential seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh where easy walks along the proms can be enjoyed. Essex continues with estuary and mudflats as well as the seaside town stretch of coast from Walton to Clacton. Click on any of the links below to peruse a walk for each county.
There are also pages dedicated to the long distance coast paths that follow the East Anglian coast, namely the Norfolk Coast Path which runs from Hunstanton to Sea Palling with proposals currently being assessed to continue this through to Hopton-on-Sea. The Suffolk Coast path runs from Lowestoft through to Felixstowe.
Lincolnshire Seaside Walks
Moving northwards we have the wide open landscape of The Wash with its acres of marsh and flat farmland to suit those walkers who like peace and tranquillity. Lincolnshire provides beach walks across the acres of golden sand that link Skegness and Mablethorpe and continues with dunes and marsh up to Cleethorpes.
Lancashire Seaside Walks
Over the opposite side of the country there is a traditional seaside ramble along the promenades that link Lytham St Annes, Blackpool and Fleetwood. An easy way to catch the sea air no matter what your age or ability.Lancashire Coastal Walks
South West Coast Path
For those wanting something more rugged and challenging, then the South West Coast Path will satisfy all your needs. Glorious vistas and picture postcard villages mix in this renowned long distance trail. It can be tough, it can be strenuous but every inch of this coastline is fully rewarding. The path runs through the counties of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and the links below provide walks from the perspective of a sectional walker using public transport to link the start and end to each walk
So, put on your walking boots, put your best foot forward, and head out to the Great British coast. You will not be disappointed.