The soft cliffs by the beach at Weybourne are modest in size, but appear striking when set in this low-lying environment, with its salt marsh behind the shingle beach. There’s a fine 360° vista from the top of the cliff, which forms part of the coast path here. On this occasion, visitors were enjoying the bright sunshine, with a couple of sea swimmers, one of whom I interviewed. All was well with the world on a tranquil day in summer.
A swim at Weybourne for Sue.
A full circular vista, seen from the cliffs.
Weybourne is an old fishing village with a rich history and plenty to see and do. It’s a stopping point on the North Norfolk Railway, as well as hosting the well-known Muckleburgh Collection. The beach is shingle on the upper reaches and sandy at low tide, with an easterly aspect at the start of the cliffs that run down to Happisburgh. Like Cley-Next-The-Sea and Salthouse to the west, the beach is popular with sea anglers. The village is picturesque, with a fine 15th century church and the ruins of an Augustinian priory. The windmill landmark guides you to the village and there is outstanding scenery and wildlife to enjoy at nearby Muckleburgh Hill and Kelling Heath. The beach should be approached from the village, via Beach Road, rather than through the Muckleburgh Collection’s land.
Derek’s eulogy to the beach.
The beautiful setting and backdrop at Weybourne beach.