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The England Coast Path

The England Coast Path will be the longest coastal path in the world. It will go all the way around the coast of England and will be around 2,795 miles long when it is complete.

It is opening in sections – you can see the open sections on this website – select the area you want to find out about from the map below.

North West

From the Scottish Border near Gretna Green down to the Welsh Border near Chester this stretch of coast offers a real journey of contrasts, passing the wilderness of the Lake District, the fun of Blackpool and the urban culture of Liverpool.

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North East

From the Scottish Border above Berwick to the Wash, this coast is famous for beaches, castles and seaside holiday resorts. But there is plenty more to explore including tiny fishing villages in sheltered coves and rocky cliffs home to huge seabird colonies.

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South West

From the Welsh Border at Chepstow to Southampton this section follows some of our most dramatic coastline. Linking coastal resorts, towns and villages it takes you along cliff tops, to the end of promontories, along piers and promenades and along estuaries.

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From the Wash to Thames Estuary, passing stunning wildlife and culture. Explore the sand dunes, market towns and villages all adjacent to stunning seascapes that can be enjoyed alone, with a canine companion or all the family.

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South East

Stretching from the Wash all the way round to Southampton this is a huge stretch of coast. From typical seaside towns with piers, beach huts and amusements to long empty beaches and nature reserves providing peace and reflection, there really is something for everyone.

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