The first 32 km of the King Charles III England Coast Path, from Rufus Castle on Portland to Lulworth Cove, is open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 29 June 2012.
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 King Charles III 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 King Charles III England Coast Path, please use the interactive access maps instead, which include details of local restrictions, exclusions and diversions that apply at certain times.