In 2020 England’s 2,800 mile coastal path is set to open, offering ramblers, hikers and walkers access to one of the world’s longest walking routes.
And for B&B and guest house owners, securing hospitality finance to invest in a B&B next to a coastal path can be a shrewd move.
Whilst most people won’t have the time to take on the full coastal path in one go, there’s nothing to stop them from taking on sections of the English coastal path and enjoying some of the most spectacular views that nature has to offer.
Top 6 coastal path sections for walkers and hikers already open to the public
- Rock to Polzeath: North Cornwall
This 1 hour stretch of English coastline can be accessed from the slipway beside the sailing club in Rock Village and will take you past boats bobbing in the estuary, beaches perfect for picnic stops, and clifftops where you can watch surfers catch waves at Polzeath.
- Burnham Overy to Holkham beach: Norfolk
This walk starts at the Drove in Burnham Deepdale and is signposted by black and white National Trail acorns which guide you along flood banks, beside a small harbour and along one of Norfolk’s most spectacular beaches, used for the filming of ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
- Sea Palling to Weybourne
If you fancy more of a challenge, you could take on the 25-mile section between Sea Palling and Weybourne. An established part of the Norfolk Coast path, and one of England’s 15 National Trails, it’s renowned for its dramatic landscapes.
- Robin Hood’s Bay to Boggle Hole
This North Yorkshire stretch is scattered with fossils, and cliffs peppered with caves where folklore says mysterious goblins called Boggles hide. Pop into the Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay to learn about the area’s secret history of smuggling.
- Marloes Peninsula Coastal Walk
You can’t talk about the great walking trails of the British coastline without talking about the Pembrokeshire coastline with its seals, porpoises and Iron Age forts. A National Trust trail, the Marloes Peninsula Coastal Walk starts at the Marloes Sands car park.
- Isle of Staff
For something a little more remote, the The Isle of Staff coastal walk in Scotland takes you around an island known for fantastical and dramatic basalt columns. At 30 minutes, it’s a short walk, but what it lacks in distance, it more than makes up for in experience, with dolphins, porpoises, puffin colonies and more. However, this isn’t a walk for those unsteady on their feet.
So, if you’re thinking of experiencing the spectacular coastline of Britain for yourself, why not find a B&B to base yourself, or even a series of B&Bs throughout the route?
If you’re looking to open a B&B, finding the perfect location just a short distance from the coastal path can certainly be a draw for potential guests. Stewart Hindley can help you find the right hospitality finance to be able to invest in your dream guest house.