Best Coastal Walks with the Right Walking Boots

When venturing out on a coastal walk you’re guaranteed to come across a variety of different terrain, which means you’ll need a suitable pair of walking boots to help you along the way! It’s important to give your feet the comfort and support they need when out for longer and more challenging walking routes. Grisport offers a range of walking boots that provide comfort and support, allowing you to take in the breathtaking views without having to worry about sore blistered feet.

What types of walking boots are best for coastal walks? 

The two most important things to bear in mind when choosing your walking boots are the types of terrain you’ll be walking across and the weather conditions. You’re likely to encounter some rocky terrain on your coastal walk – this means you’ll need a pair of walking boots that have a very stiff sole and good ankle support. Lighter and more flexible walking boots are far more forgiving for big mileage walks – but these aren’t as durable or waterproof.

You’ll also need to consider the weather when choosing which walking boots will best be suited to your hike. Your walking boots should be both breathable and waterproof in order to keep your feet happy whilst strolling. For coastal walks, breathable walking boots are a must, yet they still need to be sturdy. Therefore, we recommend a mixture of both leather walking boots and synthetic upper boots. 

Breathable walking boots

When walking for miles it’s important that your feet are not suffocated, so your walking boots should be made from a breathable fabric. This will enable you to walk for miles without resulting in your feet dripping with sweat!

Waterproof walking boots 

The unpredictable British weather makes waterproof boots a must! Waterproof walking boots can be used in a variety of weather conditions, making them a staple for many walkers. There’s nothing worse than having soaking-wet feet on your coastal walk. Grisports’ range of walking boots are designed with the UK’s weather conditions in mind!

You can check our range of waterproof walking boots that suits your style. Some of our recommendations includes:

Our favourite coastal walks  

Once you’ve found the perfect pair of beach walking shoes it’s time to decide where your next walking adventure will be! The Grisport team have pulled together some of our favourite and most scenic coastal walks to help you decide on your next walking route.

1. Beer to Branscombe, Devon

Beer to Branscombe Coastal Walk

The beach at Branscombe, Devon | © National Trust Images / Rob Skinner

The Beer to Branscombe walk is roughly 5 miles and is a great choice for dog walkers, as the whole path is dog friendly, with some leading directly down to the beach. So get your best beach walking shoes on and take out your canine friend for a lovely stroll and run around on the beach. There are also a number of dog friendly pubs to stop at along the way!

2. Lower Largo to St Monan, Fife

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This ancient walking route is 9 miles long and proves extremely popular amongst walkers from all over the UK. Starting on a beach of shells, passing through a stunning nature reserve, and finally ending up on high cliffs, this walk has something for everyone. Finish up at St Monan’s castle. 

3. Sandwood Bay – It’s a secret West coastal path: Llyn Peninsula 

Sandwood Bay Beach

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The Sandwood Bay walk takes you along vast stretches of golden sandy beaches and cliff-top paths, passing hidden coves along the way. The route crosses exposed terrain where the weather can change very quickly, so make sure to wear waterproof walking boots and pack warm clothing, a waterproof jacket and trousers!

This is a wonderful route to take in stunning coastal views whilst stretching your legs with family and friends.

4. Craster to Low Newton, Northumberland 

craster coastal walk

Dunstanburgh Castle seen from the beach at Craster | © National Trust Images/David Sellman

Starting from the quaint fishing village of Craster this walk is wonderful all year round. The Jolly Fisherman is located at the beginning of the trail making it the perfect place to fuel up on food before setting off on your walk. The walk will follow the coastline, offering stunning views of the beautiful villages of Dunstanburgh and Embleton Bay.

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