Recharge your batteries and soak up the sunshine with roundup of top European coastal walks, as endorsed by Booking.com`s travelers.
For the whopping 83% of travelers who consider beautiful natural scenery to be an important factor when deciding on a vacation destination, as it becomes safe to do so again, these seaside destinations offer plenty of revitalizing fresh air and open spaces.
From quaint seaside towns, to soaring clifftops, to historic promenades, there is something for every type of walker.
With a magnificent coastline and impressive beaches, Nice is full of coastal walks just waiting to be explored. One of the most recommended footpaths is the Cap de Nice, which leads to the charming fishing village of Villefranche sur Mer. This trail is easy to follow, consists of rocky beaches and coves offering a perfect picnic spot and includes many spots for swimming and sunbathing.
Where to stay: Set on the spectacular seafront in Nice’s Old Town, the elegant Hotel Suisse – partnered with a local private beach – boasts a bar, lounge area and rooms with balconies offering panoramic sea views.
Situated on the Baltic coast, this beautiful metropolis is one of Poland’s oldest cities. Travelers can hike up the Vistula Spit and admire the wide beaches from the side shore of Gdansk Bay, or cross forests and fields in the Tricity region.
Where to stay: Located right on the beachfront and surrounded by restaurants and bars, Navy Group – Willa Marina features spacious rooms with a bright and colorful interior. There is also a cozy tavern that offers Polish, as well as international cuisine.
This delightful resort town has many walking routes, notably the Bournemouth coastal path which leads you along the Dorset and Hampshire coastline. You can marvel at the cliff tops and visit the gorgeous nature reserves at Studland and Hengistbury Head, where there is a variety of coastal birdlife.
Where to stay: The well-equipped, modern Westcliff Penthouse has a large terrace overlooking the sea. West Cliff Lift, just a short stroll away, takes you from the beach up to the top of the cliffs, where you can soak up the stunning coastline views – perfect if you’ve exhausted your energy after all those walks!
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