Out the ‘50 best places to eat by the sea‘ in The Times two are on the coast path.
The Shell Bay restaurant next to Sandbanks ferry at the end of the South West Coast Path is really handy for walkers to have a break before crossing to the Bournemouth Coast Path.
It is surprising value and wonderfully informal. The judges, who include Tom Parker Bowles and Rick Stein, recommend the crab linguine with garlic and chilli (Â£5.95) and kofta lamb burger with fries and onion rings (Â£7.95). Children are welcome too until 7pm.
See pages 19 and 71.