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

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.

Moncks Bay section

The funding for the final section of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway around Moncks Bay has been announced by the Government(external link) as part of their shovel ready projects to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

Construction will start around the middle of 2021 starting with the section from Redcliffs to the Christchurch Yacht Club. Design work on that section and the area around Moncks Bay is already underway.

We are currently engaging with the community on proposed changes to the road layout around Moncks Bay and a speed limit of 40km/h.

There is more information on the proposed changes and an opportunity to submit on the Have Your Say web page.(external link)