Andrew White, writer and presenter of TV series Walks Around Britain, shares his five favourite coastal walks
PORT ST MARY TO PORT ERIN
An Isle of Man walk with pretty much everything… sheer cliffs, rises and falls, tons of history, some wildlife and a great spot in Port Erin for a cup of tea at the end. There is now also a new interactive app, enabling walkers to learn about the island’s history and culture as they go (visitisleofman.com).
STAY The Inglewood is the only four-star gold guest house in Douglas (inglewoodhotel-isleofman.com).
TRAVEL Buses 1 and 12 from Douglas run to Port St Mary and Port Erin (gov.im).
FLAMBOROUGH HEAD CIRCULAR
Starts in the village of Flamborough and soon follows the headland around past the lighthouse and the fog signal station down to South Landing and back.
STAY The Manor House offers comfortable accommodation (wolseylodges.com).
TRAVEL Bus EYMS 510 runs to Flamborough from Bridlington (eyms.co.uk).
Photo: Ian Woolcock
CARNE BEACH TO PORTLOE
An amazing adventure along the southern section of the South West Coast Path, starting at awe-inspiring Carne Beach and finishing at Portloe, one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall.
STAY The Nare Hotel offers luxury rooms in a stunning location (narehotel.co.uk).
TRAVEL Roseland Taxis can take you to the start of the walk (roselandtaxis.co.uk).
Photo: Helen Hotson/Shutterstock
BOSCASTLE TO TINTAGEL CASTLE
On Cornwall’s north coast, this super walk starts at Boscastle harbour and follows the South West Coast Path to the remains of Tintagel’s medieval castle.
STAY Valency Bed & Breakfast offers award-winning accommodation in Boscastle (valencybandb.com).
TRAVEL First Kernow 95 bus runs from Newquay to Boscastle (firstgroup.com).
Photo: Rolf E. Staerk/Shutterstock
GREVE DE LECQ TO DEVIL’S HOLE
With the start at the perfect sandy beach at Greve de Lecq, the walk follows Jersey’s meandering coastal path to the famous Devil’s Hole… but will you see the Devil?
STAY The Prince of Wales is a family-run, four-star guesthouse overlooking the beach in Greve de Lecq (princeofwalesjersey.com).
TRAVEL Bus 9 runs from St Helier to Greve de Lecq (libertybus.je).