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 they can rest, relax or admire the view.
The new rights are not yet in force and will be brought into effect at different times around the coast. Activity is underway on the first six stretches of coast. Find out more about our work on coastal access.