West Runton Beach (Norfolk)

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 no beaches around Cromer, 28 beaches in Norfolk, or check our list of Norfolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Cromer in Norfolk

Today (Monday, Jan 18)


Expect a temperature in the range 2.5℃ to 3.6℃ with a wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)

Tuesday, Jan 19


Expect a temperature in the range 7.6℃ to 8.2℃ with a wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SSW)

Wednesday, Jan 20


Expect a temperature in the range 9.8℃ to 10.2℃ with a wind speed 10.4 m/sec (SSW)

Thursday, Jan 21


Expect a temperature in the range 4℃ to 9.3℃ with a wind speed 12.6 m/sec (S)

Friday, Jan 22


Expect a temperature in the range 1.7℃ to 2.1℃ with a wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WSW)

Saturday, Jan 23


Expect a temperature in the range -1.6℃ to -0.8℃ with a wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SW)

Sunday, Jan 24


Expect a temperature in the range -0.7℃ to 0.7℃ with a wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SSW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Tides

Our tide forecast for West Runton Beach in Norfolk.

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