Best Beach Walk - The Results


A great big thank you to everyone who submitted their favourite beach walk. We had a lot of fun reading the entries and are pleased to say that Salt-Water is donating £1000 to the Marine Conservation Society! We wanted to share some of those tips with you here. ALERT we've got an interactive map and a pie chart!




We've definitely got some new beaches on our list of places to visit this Summer. For starters we found out there's a Squirrel Sanctuary on Formby Beach in Liverpool! This we must see. We also like the sound of a magical walk that you told us about at Hithe Cove where you can see a forest that has fallen into the sea. Plus a visit to Whitby Bay in Yorkshire is on the cards, famous for inspiring Bram Stokers Dracula and excellent fish and chips. Who's in?



Beach Walk Results top 5


Most popular for families with small children


Polzeath. Image by EZTD

Since day one of our competition, Cornwall beaches have been consistently in the lead. Most of you recommended Cornwall’s Polzeath and Daymer Bay as the best beaches for walks with your children and a huge amount of people seem to have left a piece of their heart on this particular stretch of coastal path.

Trevose and Treyarnnon in North Cornwall apparently has the best and biggest rock pool that you can actually swim in and an amazing youth hostel on the cliff which is great for a glass of something cold at the end of the day.

A special mention also for Porthcurno where a beautiful theatre called the Minack is carved into the cliffs and Shakespeare can be enjoyed against the spectacular backdrop of the sea. It was also the centre of sub-marine telegraph communications and played a vital part in WW11. The cables stretched from the beach here, out under the sea, and over to British colonies all around the world. You can visit the Telegraph Museum which is located nearby to learn more.


DEVON – 16%
Most popular for families with small children

Your second favourites are beach walks in Devon. One of the most frequently named beaches is Bantham Beach, often described as very safe for children and with plenty of options for water sports.


Most popular for wildlife and bird watching


Blakeney Seals by [Duncan]

With Blakeney Point named multiple times as THE place for spotting seals and sea birds, Norfolk beaches come 3rd as the choice for animal lovers and one entrant, Melisa Cottam even wrote this marvellous ode to Wells next the Sea.

Beautiful Beach full of pretty huts, happy kids, funky mutts.

Wells is a must for families to go, paddle in Salt-Waters, sand in your toes.

Picnics - a - plenty, dogs whizzing round, whatever you do, go Norfolk bound!



Great for Sports Enthusiasts

Pembrokeshire beach walks seem to be a favourite among the sports enthusiasts, especially surfers: Whitesands Bay has just the right waves, whereas Newgale is great for camping if you plan to stay overnight.


Breathtaking Views

Bamburgh beach was not only mentioned by our lovely ambassador Kathryn from Kat Got The Cream, it seems that many of you agree on the beauty of this beach overlooked by the ancient Bamburgh Castle. Not your everyday view!

And finally,our 'at a glance' bar chart which represents the reasons why we love a coastal stroll.



Happy Beach Walking and remember to tag us on Instagram (@sunsansaltwatersandals) or Twitter (@sunsansandals)  if you're out walking on a beach this Summer.

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