The 71 km (44 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) 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.
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 2018.
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.