Natural England - Coastal Access

Coastal Access

Work has started on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England's open coast.

For the first time people will have the right of access around all our open coast, including – where appropriate – ‘spreading room’ along the way where you will be able to rest, relax or admire the view.

The new right of access will be brought into effect at different times around the coast although they are already in place along a short section of coast at Weymouth.

More work is already underway on several other parts of the coast. Find out more about our work on Coastal Access.