King Charles III England Coast Path: Ramsgate to Whitstable

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

The 25.2 mile (40.57km) stretch of the King Charles III England Coast Path (KCIIIECP) from Ramsgate to Whitstable is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 25 October 2023 by order of the Secretary of State.

Map of the stretch

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 KCIIIECP along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 12 December 2016.

Stage of progress

Stage 5: Open

If you are planning a walk on the KCIIIECP, 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 KCIIIECP passes through your land.

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 for any comments, suggestions or queries about improving coastal access:

King Charles III England Coast Path delivery team (South east)

Natural England
Floor 9, International House
Dover Place


Telephone 020 8026 8045

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

Published 10 September 2014
Last updated 25 October 2023 + show all updates
  1. Page updated to show this stretch is now open to the public.

  2. Removed the sentence giving a date for when access is expected to be ready.

  3. Date amended: access expected to be ready in 2019.

  4. Page updated to show that this stretch has been approved by the Secretary of State.

  5. Updated page as work on this stretch has reached 'stage 4: determine'.

  6. Proposed route published

  7. First published.