How to get to Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Getting to the Cerulean Coast is something you can do right away in Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC — provided you know the way.

The Cerulean Coast is one of the five main areas in the Realm of Shadow, and features its own map fragment for those wanting to fully flesh out the world.

However, due to the two-dimensional way the map works, it’s hard to miss the route required to reach the south coast, which requires traversing a series of underground caverns that travels underneath the starting area.

This Elden Ring guide explains where to find this route, and how to safely traverse it to the Cerulean Coast.


How to get to the Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring DLC

To start your journey to the Cerulean Coast, start from the front of Castle Ensis. Specifically, we recommend the Castle Front Site of Grace, which is found just past a bridge after meeting various NPCs for the first time at the crossroads in the starting Gravesite Plain area.

The Castle Front site of grace in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Castle Front site of grace on the map in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

From here, go south, then take the road going left (not back over the bridge). Follow the path until another route sloping down to the right opens up, and proceed in that direction.

Traveling along a route to the Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Travel past the various enemies, and the path will fork again. Take the left path, underneath a rock archway.

Traveling along a route to the Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

You will now come to a green swamp-like area. This green patch will be visible from the map, if that’s useful to get your bearings.

Gazing out at a swamp in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Looking at the map in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

You’ll be on a cliff edge, with the swamp-like area stretching ahead. Drop down a level, and go north, away from the cliff, going down a grass-lined slope, towards the blue body of water on the map.

You know you’re in the right area when you’ll see a giant crab in some shallow water. Ignore the crab, and at the far end of this area is a giant plant enemy next to a cave opening. Head inside.

Approaching a giant crab in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Entering a cave in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Inside the cave, take the left route up the rocks, and proceed through the linear route until you come to the Ellac River Cave Site of Grace on your right. It’s highly recommended you rest here, as there’s a tricky platforming section coming up.

The Ellac River Cave Site of Grace in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Ellac River Site of Grace in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

If you aren’t already, ride Torrent, and proceed onwards, where the route will swiftly open up. Stick to the left, and you’ll be standing at the top of a waterfall, with a series of isolated rocks in front of you. The following section essentially has you follow a river downwards, but let’s take it step-by-step.

Standing on the top of a waterfall in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Jumping across rocks in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Use these initial rocks as platforms to proceed. These are deceptively tricky jumps to make; we recommend double jumping early in the jump, as the distance between them isn’t as far as you think.

At the bottom, you’ll be at the top of another waterfall, with a number of birds perched on graves ahead. Going along the left, you want to sprint past all these on Torrent as fast as possible, as they will attack as soon as you approach. Provided you get hit just the once, you should survive — but if you’re struggling here, try getting some Scadutree Fragments to boost your defense.

Travelling down a river in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

At the other side of this section — where you’ll have the cliff wall on your right — you’ll have more rocks to drop down. You don’t need to leap here — angle the camera so you can see below, and just drop down each time — until you reach the Ellac River Downstream Site of Grace.

Jumping down rocks in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Ellac River Site of Grace in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

You’re almost done with this river section. Stick to the right side, and continue to drop down another level, and at the estuary, continue to stick to the right to avoid the body of water and emerge out.

Traveling along a route to the Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

You’ll be greeted by a Furnace Golem. For now, ignore it, and speed to the right of the Golem. There will be a cave opening on your right — take it.

A Furnace Golem in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Traveling along a route to the Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

This will then open up to the Cerulean Coast. You made it! Rest at the Cerulean Coast Site of Grace so you can fast travel here and save yourself having to repeat this journey again.

The Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Cerulean Coast Site of Grace in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Before you travel away, however, we highly recommend you proceed south, following the path through the open area, where just to the other side is the area’s map fragment. There’s also a Miquella’s Cross and a Scadutree Fragment just to the south, too.

The Cerulean Coast map fragment location in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Cerulean Coast map fragment location in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

And with that, you have another region to explore. There’s more DLC armor and DLC weapons to find, and more bosses to take on if you’re powerful enough.