GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Coastal Walks Near London

There's plenty of good options for coastal walking near the capital. The seaside resorts of Brighton, Southend and Eastbourne are not far away and perfect for a day trip.
The Isle of Sheppey and the Kent coast are also nearby, with lots of pretty coastal villages, lovely beaches and cliff top views to enjoy.

Please use the links below to view full route information including descriptions, elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.

You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Coastal Walks Near London Walk Map

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Barton's Point Coastal Park5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy a leisurely stroll or ride along the Queenborough Lines canal and the Isle of Sheppey Coast on this circular route in Bartons Point Coastal Park View Full Details>>
Beachy Head4 miles (6 km)This exhilarating walk takes you along the highestchalksea cliff in Britain, at Beachy Head on the South Downs View Full Details>>
Benfleet to Leigh on Sea7 miles (11.5 km)A nice coastal walk from Benfleet to Leigh on Sea in Essex View Full Details>>
Birling Gap2 miles (3 km)Visit Birling Gap and enjoy a splendid coastal walk to the Belle Tout lighthouse View Full Details>>
Brighton to Eastbourne26 miles (42 km)This coastal walk takes you between these two major Sussex settlements View Full Details>>
Camber Sands3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle along National Cycle Network Route 2 from Rye to the beautiful Camber Sands View Full Details>>
Canvey Island7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a waterside walk along the Thames Estuary on this route on Canvey Islandin Essex View Full Details>>
Crab and Winkle Way7 miles (10.5 km)This lovely cycling and walking route runs from Whitstable on the Kent coast to Canterbury along National Cycle route 1 View Full Details>>
Dover to Deal10 miles (15.5 km)This coastal walk takes you from the famous port of Dover to the attractive town of Deal View Full Details>>
Dungeness7 miles (11.5 km)Explore this wonderful coastal nature reserve on this circular walk in Kent View Full Details>>
Elmley National Nature Reserve5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a tranquil walk around this beautiful Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey View Full Details>>
Faversham to Whitstable9 miles (14.5 km)A popular walk along a section of the Saxon Shore Way from Faversham to Whitstable View Full Details>>
Hastings Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy over 600 acres of beautiful parkland and coast on this circular route in Hastings View Full Details>>
Leysdown Coastal Park6 miles (9 km) View Full Details>>
Lower Leas Coastal Park2 miles (4 km)This coastal country park is located in Folkestone and has fabulous views over the Kent coastline View Full Details>>
Margate to Broadstairs Coastal Walk6 miles (9 km)This walk follows a section of the Thanet Coastal Path between these two major Kent towns View Full Details>>
Pegwell Bay Country Park2 miles (4 km)This park is located near Ramsgate and has splendid views over Pegwell Bay and Sandwich Bay View Full Details>>
Rye Circular Walk7 miles (10.5 km)This route from Rye uses two of the area's long distance footpaths to create a circular walk around the town View Full Details>>
Rye Harbour2 miles (4 km)This lovely walk takes you around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve on the Sussex coast View Full Details>>
Samphire Hoe Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)This coastal country park is located near Dover on the Kent coast View Full Details>>
Seaford to Eastbourne13 miles (21 km)This is a popular coastal walk between these two East Sussex towns View Full Details>>
Sheerness Way6 miles (9 km)Opened in 2011 this super, circular cycle and walking route, follows a series of safe, traffic free paths around Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey.
You will run along the attractive Isle of Sheppy coast and Sheerness beach, while there is also a pleasant waterside section along the Queenborough Lines or the canal bank asit is known locally.
This is a nice family cycle ride as it takes place on flat, off road paths View Full Details>>
South Downs Circular Walk8 miles (12.5 km)This terrific 8 mile circular walk visits some of the major highlights of the East Sussex area of the South Downs National Park View Full Details>>
South Foreland Lighthouse2 miles (3 km)This walk climbs to the Victorian South Foreland Lighthouse on the White Cliffs above St Margaret's View Full Details>>
Southend Millennium Walk24 miles (39 km)Enjoy the coastline and surrounding countryside of this famous seaside resort on this interesting circular walk.
You will enjoy beaches, the famous Golden Mile with its numerous tourist attractions and the longest pier in the world on the coastal stretch which starts at Southend Tourist Information Centre View Full Details>>
Southend to Leigh on Sea4 miles (5.8 km)Enjoy a nice coastal stroll on this easy walk along the Essex coast View Full Details>>
Swale Heritage Trail12 miles (19 km)Travel through Kent along the Swale Heritage Trail from Murston to Goodnestone View Full Details>>
Thames Estuary Trail115 miles (185 km)Explore the Thames Estuary on this walk through Essex and Kent View Full Details>>
Thanet Coastal Path20 miles (32 km)Travel from Reculver to Pegwell Bay and enjoy bays, beaches and spectacular cliffs along this beautiful coastal path View Full Details>>
Two Tree Island2 miles (3 km)This expansive nature reserve in Leigh-on-Sea covers 257 hectares (640 acres) View Full Details>>
Undercliff Walk Brighton3 miles (5 km)Follow the Undercliff Walk from Brighton Marina to Saltdean on this exhilarating coastal walk or cycle View Full Details>>
Whitstable to Herne Bay5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a coastal walk between these two attractive Kent towns View Full Details>>

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