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.

Map of the stretch

Since June 2012, Natural England has been preparing proposals to improve public access along a 34 km stretch of the Norfolk coast between Hopton-on-Sea and Sea Palling.

  1. England Coast Path: plan of the Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling stretch

    • Map

Stage of progress

Stage 5: Open

On 28 September 2015 the Secretary of State announced her decision to approve a stretch of the England Coast Path in Norfolk between Hopton-on-Sea and Sea Palling. Natural England’s report to the Secretary of State is still available to view.

Natural England will publish further details of the approved route in due course.

Next steps

Work is now underway to prepare the new stretch of coast path for public use. The first step is to contact owners and occupiers of the affected land to discuss the design and location of any new infrastructure which is needed, such as signs and gates.

When preparations are complete, new access rights will come into force along the route and adjoining spreading room. This is expected to be ready during 2016.

For further advice see the detailed guide below.

  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 suggestions or ideas for improving access along this stretch of coast or have any further questions.


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