West Runton beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Norfolk Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly RNLI lifeguard cover May 13 - September 17 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: summer

The beach at West Runton became well known recently for the 1990 discovery of the skeleton of an ancient woolly mammoth, dating from the time of a land connection to mainland Europe.  West Runton has attracted fossil hunters for many years, but the rock pools here are great fun for children too.  Located handily between the facilities and attractions of Cromer and Sheringham, the beach itself is sandy, except towards and just after high tide, when it is shingle.  Bathing is safe, with Blue Flag status and this area is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – West Runton Cliffs.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Tuppa.


A summer scene, on a rising tide at West Runton beach.

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