England Coast Path: Camber to Folkestone

Find out about the progress of improving coastal access - including maps, process and timing – in East Sussex and Kent.

The 47 km (29 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Camber to Folkestone is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 19 July 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.

Maps of the route

The route is available to view on the National Trails website.

The maps in Natural England’s original report to the Secretary of State also show the route of the ECP along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 28 September 2015.

Stage of progress

Stage 5: Open

If you are planning a walk on the ECP, check our interactive access maps for details of local access restrictions and coast path diversions which may apply at certain times.

Coastal access rights normally apply to all land that is coastal margin - including any land seaward of the route - unless it falls into a category of excepted land.

Use the links below to see details of the Secretary of State’s decision to approve Natural England’s proposals and for guidance on your rights and responsibilities if the ECP passes through your land.

  1. England Coast Path: manage your land in the coastal margin

    • Detailed guide
  2. Coastal access: Section 52 notice for Camber to Folkestone

    • Decision
  3. England Coast Path from Camber to Folkestone: comment on proposals

    • Consultation outcome

Find out more about the England Coast Path

See information about all stretches in preparation around England’s coast.

The coastal access scheme gives details of the process being followed to improve access to the coast.

Contact the coastal access team

If you have any further questions about this work, contact Natural England:


Telephone: 0208 026 8045

England Coast Path Delivery Team (south east)
Natural England
Area 3A, Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR

See the map below for more information about progress on improving coastal access in other parts of the south east of England.

  1. England Coast Path in the south east of England

    • Map