Stage 5: Open
The approved route is part of the South West Coast Path National Trail – adjoining parts of the South West Coast Path are also shown on the relevant maps above.
The maps show the route of the England Coast Path along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 26 January 2012.
Coastal access rights apply within the coastal margin (including along the coast path itself) unless the land falls into a category of excepted land or is subject to local restrictions, exclusions or diversions.
The maps are for general reference purposes. If you are planning a walk on the England Coast Path, please use the interactive access maps instead, which include details of local restrictions, exclusions and diversions that apply at certain times.
You can still see the summary of the consultation and draft proposals on the Natural England archive page.
See the Defra press release announcing the first stretch to be open and further advice in the detailed guide below.