Rivers, lakes and coast
Access along rivers, lakes and the coast
Many of our country’s water margins and riverbeds are open to public access. Learn about waterway access, erosion and the truth about the Queen’s Chain.
Public access to marginal strips
This Crown-owned land adjoins some water bodies and provides public access to and alongside the water.
Public access to esplanade strips
These public access easements over private land move with the relevant water boundary to ensure access endures into the future.