King Charles III England Coast Path: South Bents to Amble

Find out about the progress of improving coastal access – including maps, process and timing – in South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

The 71 km (44 miles) stretch of the King Charles III England Coast Path (KCIIIECP) from South Bents to Amble is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 26 July 2018 by order of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Maps of the route

The route is available to view on the National Trails website.

The maps in Natural England’s original report show the route of the ECP along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 27 November 2017.

Stage 5: Open

If you are planning a walk on the ECP, 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 ECP 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 with any comments, suggestions or queries you have about improving coastal access.


Telephone: 07786 028 824 or 07780 339 434


England Coast Path - South Bents to Amble
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 14 August 2015
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Page updated to show that this stretch of the ECP is now open to the public.

  2. Page updated to show this stretch has been approved by SoS.

  3. Updated page to show that opportunity to submit a representation and objection about the proposals has closed.

  4. Page updated as Natural England's proposals have been published.

  5. Updated page as work on this stretch has moved to stage 2/3: develop and propose.

  6. First published.