The King Charles III Coast Path is more than just a path. Created under new legislation, it will be the longest managed coastal path in the world allowing people the right of access around all the open coast including the cliff tops and beaches.

The 2,700-mile walking route will stretch from Northumberland on the Scottish border all the way down to the southern tip of the Cornish coast. New signage and fencing is being installed along the route which connects ports, coastal cities and towns across England. It is being opened in sections.

No matter how exhausting a trek, it’s good to know there is a comfortable hotel at the end of it. If you’re planning to walk sections of The King Charles III England Coast Path this summer, book accommodation ahead as some will get filled up very quickly.

We’re sharing pretty sections of the coastal route to walk, plus five luxury hotels to stay in along the way.

Main image: Hotel Tresanton/ Polizzi Collection

For Soho House Style Hotel With Sea Views: Gara Rock, Devon


Impossibly beautiful, the windswept South West Coast Path often justly makes it onto the lists of the best coastal walks in England. It is one of the already established routes that will become part of The King Charles III England Coast Path. While hotels near Salcombe abound, none are more showstopping than Gara Rock Spa Hotel with its chic interiors and panoramic sea views. Bushed by all those steps? Flop by the sprawling clifftop pool, head to the Elemis spa or zone out in the cinema room. Book it.

For A Gem On The Jurassic Coast: The Pig On The Beach, Dorset

Whether you fancy a gentle afternoon potter or a challenging hike, consider the glorious slice of natural coastline around Studland Bay. Here, you’ll find chalk cliffs, sheltered clear waters, heathland, sand dunes and a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach. Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach is a favourite hotel The Pig On The Beach. Quintessentially British and lovely with it, there are shepherd’s huts on wheels, a herd of Dorset Horn sheep, a walled vegetable garden, and cosy bedrooms with roll top baths. Book it.

For A Kite Surfing And Walking Holiday: The Gallivant, East Sussex


Want sand between your toes? Long walks alongside the crashing sea? The world’s longest coastal path will take walkers to some really beautiful spots, one being Camber Sands on the Kent border. Just across from this five-mile sandy beach famed for tumbling sand dunes and kite surfers is a boutique retreat called The Gallivant. Long ago, this was a motel but has since been transformed into a rather cool, adults-only luxe hotel, kitted out with bleached driftwood furniture. Book onto a mindful beach walk, community beach clean or wild swimming event. Book it.

For Walkers After A Spa Sanctuary: Seaham Hall, Durham

King Charles Coastal Path Seaham Hall

Your trail-weary legs will thank you. Perfectly positioned for coastal walking in the north-east is Seaham Hall, the Georgian country house run as a glammed up spa resort with twenty individually designed suites. This five-star hotel perches on a cliff top above a sandy beach on Durham’s Heritage Coast, now part of The King Charles III England Coast Path. After walking for several days, or even just the one, guests gratefully stumble upon its award-winning spa overlooking the sea. It’s got it all, from a hydrotherapy pool and ice fountain to water beds and a salt sauna. And a recommended Asian restaurant to boot. Book it.

For Uber Chic Walking Breaks: Hotel Tresanton, South Cornwall


With wild seas, epic views and ancient ruins with regal history, it is right and proper that Cornwall’s dramatic shoreline make up sections of The King Charles III England Coast Path. Some stretches are better trodden than others. St Mawes is one of Cornwall’s loveliest coastal fishing villages, partly for its an idyllic harbour and pastel-washed cottages, partly for its fish and chips. Less than a five-minute walk from St Mawes Castle, awaits Hotel Tresanton, one of the area’s finest hotels. Not only does it have stunning views across the sea of the wild and remote Roseland Peninsula and St Antony’s Lighthouse, the interiors are top notch. Olga Polizzi has transformed the former Yacht club into a hotel described as reassuringly homely, ridiculously comfortable and incredibly luxurious. Worth any walk. Book it.