England Coast Path: Skegness to Mablethorpe

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

Map of the stretch

Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 26km stretch of the Lincolnshire coast between Skegness and Mablethorpe. This new access is expected to be ready in 2019.

Officers from Lincolnshire County Council are providing Natural England with expert local advice and helping to make sure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of the route.

Stage of progress

Stage 5: Open

On 27 November 2017 the Secretary of State announced his decision to approve a stretch of the England Coast Path in Lincolnshire between Skegness and Mablethorpe.

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 in 2019.

For further advice see the detailed guide below.

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 with any comments, suggestions or queries you have about improving coastal access.


Telephone: 07810 637 209 or 07900 608 081


England Coast Path – Skegness to Mablethorpe
Natural England Mail Hub
County Hall
Spetchley Road Worcester

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

Published 18 September 2015
Last updated 3 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Date amended: access expected to be ready in 2019.
  2. Access expected to be ready in winter 2018-19.
  3. Page updated to show this stretch has been approved by SoS.
  4. Updated page to show that opportunity to submit a representation and objection about the proposals has closed
  5. Page updated to show stretch has reached stage 4: Determine.
  6. Stage of progress moved to stage 2: developing the route.
  7. First published.