The Christchurch Coastal Pathway will provide access to the coastline between Ferrymead and Scarborough Beach in Sumner. It connects communities along its route, and protects and enhances the wildlife along the way.

Coastal Pathway photo

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The Pathway is a joint project between Christchurch City Council and the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group(external link). Once complete the pathway will be 6.5km long, stretching from the Ferrymead Bridge to Scarborough Beach in Sumner.

The first 3.5km of the pathway between the Ferrymead Bridge and Beachville Road in Redcliffs, and a section between Shag Rock and the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club are complete. Both sections are already attracting a growing number of cyclists and pedestrians.

June 2021 update

A new fly-through video(external link) gives you a glimpse of what the final section of the Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway, around Moncks Bay, will look like. Construction of the final section of the pathway is planned to start within the next three to four months.

Since the Government confirmed the funding, we have been working with the Coastal Pathway Group on the detailed design for the final section of the pathway. The bulk of the detailed design work has been done and we are now working through the tender process. We are hoping to get a contractor on board quickly so that work on this final section of the pathway can begin before the end of winter.

Construction will start around the middle of 2021.