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It's official: South West boasts country's best coastal path

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 18, 2012

A walker takes a rest on the cliffs above Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The South West Coast Path, which runs from Studland to Minehead, has been named the best coastal path

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The South West Coast Path has been crowned Best Coastal Path at the sixth annual Coast Awards, in association with Joules.

A 630-mile odyssey encompassing a ational park, five areas of outstanding natural beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Britain’s longest waymarked footpath captivated the readers of Coast magazine. The runner up was the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.

The annual awards celebrate the people and places that represent all that is valuable and exciting around the British coastline.

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This year’s ten categories include Best Seaside Holiday Destination, Best Hotel By The Sea, Best Seaside Restaurant and Coastal Hero.

Coast magazine received a record 40,000 votes from across the UK and, searching for the very best Britain’s coast has to offer, a panel of ten experts.

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