This section takes us past seaside resorts, dramatic cliffs, sea caves and coves, sandy beaches and lighthouses, providing some of the best coastal views in the world. There are many possible locations for talks, from large port cities to tiny tourist villages, presenting a number of different challenges for coastal communities.

  1. Southampton (city)

  2. Hythe (town, there is a ferry to Southampton) – massive industrial area between Hythe &

  3. Fawley (village)

  4. Blackfield / Langley (villages, not directly by the coast)

  5. Beaulieu (village, cross river here, walk south to the North Solent Nature Reserve)

  6. Lymington (port town)

  7. Milford on Sea (large village)

  8. Barton on Sea / New Milton (village / town)

  9. Highcliffe-on-Sea (small town)

  10. Christchurch (town)

  11. Bournemouth (town)

  12. Poole (town, ferry from Sandbanks to Shell Bay NT)

  13. Studland (village, Isle of Purbeck)

  14. Swanage (town)

  15. West Lulworth (village)

  16. Osmington

  17. Preston (village)

  18. RSPB Lodmoor

  19. Weymouth (town)

  20. Burton Bradstock (village)

  21. West Bay / Bridport

  22. Chideock (very small village)

  23. Charmouth (village)

  24. Lyme Regis (town)

  25. Seaton Down

  26. Sidmouth (town)

  27. Budleigh Salterton (small town)

  28. Exmouth (port town, ferry to Starcross)

  29. Starcross (village)

  30. Dawlish (town)

  31. Teignmouth (large town, fishing port)

  32. Torquay (town)

  33. Paignton (town)

  34. Brixham (fishing town)

  35. Dartmouth (town)

  36. Stoke Fleming (village)

  37. Strete (village)

  38. Salcombe (resort town)

  39. Thurlestone (village)

  40. Bigbury-on-Sea & Challaborough (villages, popular with surfers)

  41. Newton Ferrers (village)

  42. Plymouth (port city)

  43. Looe (small town, fishing port)

  44. Polperro (village, fishing port)

  45. Fowey (small town, cargo port)

  46. Par (village, fishing port, harbour)

  47. St Austell (town with associated coastal villages)

  48. Mevagissey (village)

  49. Gorran Haven (fishing village)

  50. Portscatho (village)

  51. St Mawes (small town)

  52. Falmouth (town)

  53. Coverack (village & fishing port, centre for water sports)

  54. Porthleven (town, fishing port)

  55. Marazion (town)

  56. Penzance (town)

  57. St Ives (town, surfing and art)

  58. St Agnes (large village)

  59. Perranporth (town)

  60. Newquay (town, surf, aquarium, sloths)

  61. Padstow (town, fishing port)

  62. Bude (town)

  63. Northam (small town)

  64. Barnstaple (town)

  65. Weston-super-Mare (town)

  66. Bristol (city)


The Plover Rovers are a charity dedicated to enhancing ocean literacy and empowering coastal communities through delivering exciting scientific talks all along the English Coast Path.

We are a registered charity in England and Wales (1189992).

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