Best coastal hikes in the World- traveling alongside wonderful scenery

As a person who love to hike i always search for best trails to do that and enjoy. I always tend to hike on different places and to compare. All of them are different and with their own magic. Depend what you personally like and how prepare are you for certain trail. I made a list of best coastal hikes in the world. Combination of hiking and beaches.

1. Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii, United States

It’s been called one of the most dangerous hikes in the world, as well as the most beautiful. Running from Ke’e Beach along Kauai’s gorgeous Nāpali Coast, the Kalalau Trail crosses five valleys before ending at the Kalalau Beach, where the path stops at a sheer cliff.

This is a narrow trail — perilously so in parts like the illustratively named “Crawler’s Ledge” — so you’ll need shoes with good grip. Along the way, expect giant waterfalls and sweet camping spots, ridiculously scenic mountain backdrops, and stunning, remote beaches.

Permit needed: Yes; permits from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources are required to camp, and to hike past Hanakapi’ai, even if you don’t plan on camping.
Length: 11 miles each way / 2 days

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2.LYCIAN WAY COASTAL WALK – TURKEY

The Lycian Way is a 540 km long footpath that takes you around the coast of ancient Lycia. The mountains rise steeply from the rocky coast, giving beautiful views and varied walking. On this walk you’ll take in the stunning views over the coast from above Kas and Kalkan. You’ll feel as though you’re walk through history as you hike on the Roman roads, old footpaths and mule trails that cuts through this part of southern Turkey.

You’ll go through rocky coastline, deserted beaches, pine forests, mountain peaks, and ancient ruins. Along the way you’ll encounter the charming and generous Turkish people, eat delicious food, and float in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

We took this challenging and beautiful walk and it was one of the highlights of our world travels, not to mention a muscle and relationship builder as we spent weeks exploring the rocky coastline and piney forests of Turkey together.

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3.Sentiero Azzurro coastal walk Italy

The path is offering magnificent views on the Cinque Terre coastline and villages. The degree of difficulty is going up, starting from Riomaggiore in the direction of Monterosso. It is never dangerous or really difficult, but a good condition is required, especially between Corniglia and Monterosso.

Currently, the stretch between Riomaggiore and Corniglia’s railway station is closed. The reopening of the Via dell’Amore, the stretch between Riomaggiore and Manarola, is not yet scheduled. Also between Manarola and the station of Corniglia, the path is closed. On the following pages you will find some more info about the reasons for this closure. You will find some alternatives trails to walk from Riomaggiore to Manarola and Corniglia.

The trail between Corniglia and Monterosso, which is the most beautiful section, is open.

To walk on the path, you have to pay but it’s really worthwhile and the trail is well maintained. The ‘Cinque Terre Card’ is for sale in the tourist offices or at the beginning of the path in each of the villages.

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4.Skye Trail, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

The Skye Trail – a challenging unofficial route through the island aimed at experienced hillwalkers – takes in some of the very best of the island – and that means the UK’s finest landscapes.

The route follows much of the amazing Trotternish Ridge and later passes beneath the very shadow of the Cuillin. Other sections follow remarkable but little visited coastal cliffs, take in steep trails above high drops, or pass through haunting deserted villages destroyed in the cruel Clearances.

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5.WILD COAST HIKING TRAIL – SOUTH AFRICA

With its phenomenal scenery, quite unlike any other area in South Africa, the Wild Coast is a hiker’s paradise. Stretching from Port Edward in the north all the way down to Cintsa in the south; the landscape changes from the softer features of KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast to that of the rugged, raw beauty synonymous with the Eastern Cape.

Historically, this 300km stretch of coast was dubbed ‘wild’ due to its notoriously rocky headlands that ended the voyage of many a ship. It is these same headlands, banked by brilliant green hills and sliced by deep rivers that provide the diverse walking landscape hikers so enjoy.

Unique sights such as waterfalls that drop into the sea, Nguni cattle that roam the beaches and massive caves only accessible by foot – provide fantastic spectacles along the way, with no shortage of photo opportunities. Mangrove swamps in sheltered estuaries, indigenous forests and traditionally cultivated fields extend the variety of views, thumb-tacked together by the colorful thatched roundels of the local amaXhosa people.

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