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.

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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.

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Project updates

November 2021

Work to complete the ‘missing link’ in Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway, which will allow pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely off-road all the way from Ferrymead to Scarborough, is about to get underway.

The final section runs from the east end of Redcliffs village around Moncks Bay to Shag Rock.

The makeover is due to start on 15 November 2021 and is expected to be finished in mid-2023.

Contractor Fulton Hogan has been appointed by Council to carry out the work.

Read more on Newsline.(external link)

June 2021

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.