The newest section of the King Charles III England Coast Path, between East Head to Shoreham-by-Sea, has opened.
The stretch, mainly open coastal plain with long beaches, seaside resorts, and nature reserves, has been opened by Natural England.
Jim Seymour, Natural England Area Manager for Kent and Sussex, said: “This new trail has spectacular sweeping coastal views, beautiful spots like Pagham harbour, and abundant wildlife at Medmerry while providing sustainable sea defences.
“At a time when the benefits of connecting with nature are clearer than ever, it’s fabulous that we are opening up this 44-mile walking route on the West Sussex coast for people to enjoy.”
Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for environment and climate change, added: “The works have provided new boardwalks, improvements to path surfaces, and better signage, providing a much-needed boost for local businesses and making it easier than ever to visit our varied landscapes.”
The government announced in January 2023 that the King Charles III England Coast Path will be fully walkable by the end of 2024. See the National Trails website map to find out more.