England Coast Path in the south east of England

Find out about Natural England's progress with improving coastal access.


Coastal access in the south east of England

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Find out about the work being carried out to improve public access to each stretch of the coast in the south east of England.

Stretch name Progress
Shoreham-by-Sea to Eastbourne Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Eastbourne to Camber Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Camber to Folkestone Open to the public
Folkestone to Ramsgate Open to the public
Ramsgate to Whitstable Stage 5: Open (not yet available for public use - work to establish the route is currently taking place)
Isle of Sheppey Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Whitstable to Iwade Stage 4: Determine
Iwade to Grain Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Grain to Woolwich Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Published 10 September 2014
Last updated 10 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Table updated to show Eastbourne to Camber stretch is now at stage 2/3.
  2. Page updated to show work has started on the Eastbourne to Camber stretch
  3. Table updated to show Whitstable to Iwade stretch is now at stage 4.
  4. Grain to Woolwich stretch is now at stage 2/3
  5. Updated map and table: Grain to Gravesend has been extended and renamed Grain to Woolwich.
  6. Updated table as Shoreham-by-Sea to Eastbourne is now at stage 2 and 3.
  7. The end point of the Grain to Gravesend stretch was changed in March 2017 to Woolwich in London in order to join the capital to the England Coast Path along the Thames Estuary.
  8. Updated table to show that the Isle of Sheppey stretch has moved to stage 2 and 3: develop and propose
  9. Map updated to show the Ramsgate to Whitstable stretch has been approved.
  10. New stretches added: Isle of Sheppey and Grain to Gravesend.
  11. Replaced map to show that work on the Shoreham-by-Sea to Eastbourne stretch has started
  12. Replaced map to show that the Folkestone to Ramsgate and Camber to Folkestone stretches are open to the public.
  13. Replaced map with updated version.
  14. Added updated map showing Iwade to Grain as 'work in progress'.
  15. First published.