England Coast Path: Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling

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

The 34 km stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on the 24 October 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.

Maps of the route

The maps in Natural England’s original report 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 the 28 September 2015.

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

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 Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling

    • Decision
  3. England Coast Path from Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling: 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

Contact Natural England if you have any questions about this work.


Telephone: 0208 026 1753

Coastal Access Delivery Team (Norfolk)
Natural England
Shaftesbury Road

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

  1. England Coast Path in the east of England

    • Map