Do you love long walks on the beach? You’ve come to the right place because this is all about the best coastal hikes in the world. Taking in the dramatic ocean landscapes, going for a refreshing afternoon swim and having lunch in a secluded cove are what drawls hikers to the coast. From New Zealand to South Africa, there’s a walk on this list anyone can enjoy.
We’ve already told you the best hikes in Europe, South America and Central America. So now let’s talk about the best coastal hikes out there.
GR34 – FRANCE
The GR34 (aka The Brittany Coastal Path) takes you from Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine) to Tour-du-Parc (Morbihan). Catching views of the archipelago of Les Sept-Iles (the Seven Islands) and walking the remarkable naturally formed twisting granite labyrinth are some of the highlights. The trail follows the coast the whole time so it’s a very easy walk.
LYCIAN WAY COASTAL WALK – TURKEY
The Lycian Way is a 540 km long footpath that takes you around the coast of ancient Lycia. The mountains rise steeply from the rocky coast, giving beautiful views and varied walking. On this walk you’ll take in the stunning views over the coast from above Kas and Kalkan. You’ll feel as though you’re walk through history as you hike on the Roman roads, old footpaths and mule trails that cuts through this part of southern Turkey.