Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Norfolk Coast Path Nature Reserve SSSI Dog friendly

Season: winter

The low tide for this winter re-visit coincided with cold, clear skies that relected light from the myriad razor clam shells scattered on the beach.  The azure blue skies were a counterpoint to the rich, recently washed sand on this expansive, flat beach.  The scale of vision and perspective here can be mesmerising and uplifting at the same time.  Don’t wander too close to the sea as the tide turns back in, since it moves swiftly back to high water mark.

Winter visit photo gallery

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The adventurous side to the beach.

Titchwell Manor

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A bright winter day at Brancaster.

Season: summer

The tide was out for this summer re-visit, leaving an awesome expanse of sand to contemplate in the morning light.  A clean, breezy outlook was capped by a mountainous blue sky, achieving an overpowering effect on any beachgoer.  This beach is elemental.  As the razor clam shells crunch underfoot, there’s space for contemplation, creativity, re-balancing or just fun, whichever sense guides you.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery

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Trevor aludes to ancient senses.

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A wide, expansive beach at Brancaster.

Season: winter

Brancaster has a stunning beach, stretching for miles in front of the golf course and sand dunes.  At low tide, you can see the wreck of the S S Vina.  The soft sand is ideal for making sand castles, but there are kite surfers here too on windy days.  This is a well-to-do area and there are excellent shops, restaurants and boat trips running from Brancaster Staithe. Wildlife, particularly resident and migratory birds, features strongly along this part of the coast, including Marsh Harriers, Avocets, Oyster Catchers and Terns.  Brancaster is also well known for its mussels, in season when there is an ‘R’ in the month.

Winter visit photo gallery

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With Norma on the beach at Brancaster.

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A bright, chilly start to the day for Margaret and her dogs.

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A crisp winter scene at Brancaster beach.

Season: summer

Bright blue sky and sunshine were the order of the day, as seems to happen each time I visit Brancaster beach.  The tide was rising quickly over this expansive, flat beach and the fine weather followed an unsettled spell, so the beach was inhabited by returning locals and visitors, many paddling in the warm spring water at the sea’s edge.

Summer visit photo gallery

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What the beach means to Tiphaine.

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…et en francais.

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Bright sunshine at Brancaster beach.

One thought on “Brancaster

  1. Suzy - Brancaster Staithe

    Brancaster Beach is one of the most wonderful beaches in Norfolk, whatever time of year.
    Come rain, wind, snow or sunshine this wide open space, is a great space to have a winter walk, a summer family holiday, a great place to walk the dog, chill and unwind from the stresses of everyday life.
    Spectacular sunsets, picnics in the sand dunes, kite flying, a family fun game of rounders and a dip in the sea. This special beach brings families back to our holiday cottage year after year! Suzy


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