Easy Seaside Walks for All

26th July 2023

Get ready for an adventure along the stunning coasts this summer! We’ve carefully selected a handful of amazing short walks – perfect for those wanting to find new places in Kent and those wanting to start using our walking guides. All of these collated walks can be taken at your own pace and can be stopped at any time. Most of these have cafes, restaurants or beaches to relax midway or as a destination.


Here are a few tips to stay cool during the summer months whilst enjoying these walks:

  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest.
  • Walk in the shade when possible and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Reapply an appropriate factor sun cream at regular intervals during the day.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and make sure you take water with you.
  • Check the latest weather forecast and temperature warnings.

Tips for keeping cool in hot weather – Met Office


Ramsgate to Broadstairs walk – Sea It All:

Join us on this perfect coastal walk starting at Ramsgate harbour. Enjoy the stunning views from pubs, cafes, and restaurants overlooking the marina. Pass by notable spots like the Royal Victoria Pavilion and King George VI Memorial Park. On clear days, catch a glimpse of the French coastline. Choose between walking on the cliff top or relaxing on the beach at Dumpton Gap with breathtaking views. This 5-mile walk offers flexibility to go at your own pace and take breaks when needed.

Samphire Hoe:

Visit Samphire Hoe Picnic Site for easy access trails and breathtaking views of Shakespeare’s Cliff and the sea. Don’t miss the vibrant wildflowers and early spider orchids in spring and summer. Managed in partnership with White Cliffs Countryside Project, owned by Eurotunnel.

Dymchurch to Hythe: Sandy Bays and Steam Trains:

This 4.9-mile walk is full of heritage and activities. Enjoy walking by Dymchurch beach with donkey rides and amusements. Take in the views of Hythe Bay and the Saxon Shore Escarpment. Learn about WW2 sound mirrors and end your walk at Scanlon’s Bridge near Hythe station.

Littlestone to Dymchurch: Kent’s Coast Through Time:

Littlestone is a small coastal village, the beach is the perfect escape and has excellent views across the sea. Follow the Coast Path along the beach heading past St Mary’s Bay. This 3.3-mile route is perfect for spending time at the beach or even trying out the Dymchurch Heritage Trail to discover more about the history of the buildings and its landscape.

Looking for more walking routes? Check out our Stunning Summer Walks page with more of our favourite walking and cycling routes.


Download these routes onto any device or find more on the Kent Connected app. Press ‘Inspired with Explore Kent’ to get started. Email explorekent@kent.gov.uk to share your feedback!


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