West Runton beach, Cromer, Norfolk
  • About Us

    West Runton Beach Information

    West Runton beach is a nice rural quiet sand and shingle beach backed by low cliffs and at low tide, you have lots of sand and some rock pools. The beach is located between Cromer and Sheringham on the Norfolk coast.

    West Runton is a very popular beach and coast stretch for beachcombing and fossil hunters. Fossils of animals, birds and insects are regularly exposed from the eroding cliffs (Cromer Forest-bed) backing the beach. West Runton beach is famous for the West Runton Mammoth that was a full skeleton uncovered beside the cliffs after a storm in 1990.

    The Norfolk Wildlife Trust regularly runs family events (‘Rock Pool Rummaging’ and ‘Fascinating Fossils’ ) at West Runton beach, see the www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk website for more details.

    Facilities at the beach include parking, seasonal lifeguards, beach cafe, shop, toilets and with more shops and places to eat in the nearby village.

    West Runton Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    West Runton Beach has dog restrictions. West Runton has dog restrictions on sections of this beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Cromer, 28 beaches in Norfolk, or check our list of Norfolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures peaking at 26°C on Friday.

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    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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    Friday, Jul 27th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Saturday, Jul 28th
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    Sunday, Jul 29th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Monday, Jul 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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