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Coastal Access in Dorset

In Dorset work has started on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail going around England's coast.

Find out more about the sections in Dorset which are open and where you can walk, rest, relax or admire the view.

  • Lulworth New coastal access rights - Weymouth Bay stretch

    Dorset's wonderful coast is one of its greatest assets. We are delighted that this stretch is the very first section of the England Coast Path.

  • Climbing 2 Wildlife sanctuary zone and climbing

    A voluntary wildlife sanctuary zone and associated climbing restrictions are in place to protect the sensitive wildlife area west of Stairhole.

  • Chesil Beach View Over St Catherines Chapel England Coast Path

    Proposals published for second stretch in Dorset, which would bring improvements to the South West Coast Path between Rufus Castle, Portland and Lyme Regis.

  • Path closed due to coastal landslip Cliff safety

    More information on cliff and beach safety, fossil hunting and South West Coast Path closures due to landslips.

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