A SUSSEX beauty spot has been named as one of the best coastal walks in the country based on TripAdvisor reviews.

Beachy Head, Eastbourne, has been crowned the eighth best coastal walk in the UK, beating Dorset's Brownsea Island and Llandudno Promenade in North Wales.

The spot was given a score of 4.63 out of five in a study by SaveOnEnergy that compiled a list of all coastal walks on TripAdvisor.

A weighted ranking based on the number of reviews each walk received from one to five stars was then created.

Gower Peninsular in Swansea took the top spot with a rating of 4.86, followed by St. Brelade’s Bay Beach in Jersey and Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.

The study read: "Located in East Sussex, neighbouring coastal walk, Seven Sisters, Beachy Head is the eighth highest rated UK coastal walk, after receiving a score of 4.63 out of five in our study.

"Not only is Beachy Head home to the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, towering 162 metres above sea level, but it is also home to many blockbuster scenes, such as those from Harry Potter, James Bond, and even Luther.

"This alone attracts many hikers and tourists to the coastal hotspot each year."

Writing about first place Gower Peninsular, the website said it was the most highly reviewed coastal walk in the country.

It read: "Not only was Gower the first destination in Britain to gain the title of an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, but the famous cliffs and woodlands are also laced with hidden coves, miles of golden sand, and rich archaeological history, drawing plenty of tourists, surfers and hikers to the area to marvel at the views.

"Situated in Wales, the Gower Peninsula was revealed to be the most highly reviewed coastal walk in the UK, having been awarded an impressive overall rating of 4.86 out of five based on the number of TripAdvisor reviews left and the ratings received."