West Runton beach, Cromer, Norfolk
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    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

    Light rain on Friday and Saturday, with high temperatures falling to 9°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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      7:35 am    5:46 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 23rd
     Breezy and mostly cloudy until evening.
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      7:36 am    5:43 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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      7:38 am    5:41 pm
    Thursday, Oct 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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      7:40 am    5:39 pm

    Friday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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      7:42 am    5:37 pm
    Saturday, Oct 27th
     Windy and foggy throughout the day.
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      7:44 am    5:35 pm

    Sunday, Oct 28th
     Foggy until afternoon.
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      6:46 am    4:33 pm
    Monday, Oct 29th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       66%  40%   14 mph
      6:48 am    4:31 pm

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