West Runton Beach

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 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 is a Blue Flag Beach.

Dog Friendly 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 28 beaches in Norfolk, or check our list of Norfolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

Visit West Runton Beach


(Get directions)

West Runton Beach Photos


West Runton Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 10.7 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -2.5℃ to 1.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 0.1℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.3℃ to 2.3℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (W)

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

West Runton Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Runton Beach is at Cromer 3.50 km (2.17 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:30 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 11:00 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 16:48 (Height 4.19m)
   Low Tide at 23:33 (Height 1.60m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:21 (Height 4.19m)
   Low Tide at 11:44 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 17:29 (Height 4.41m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:21 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 06:01 (Height 4.34m)
   Low Tide at 12:21 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 18:05 (Height 4.60m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:01 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 12:56 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 18:39 (Height 4.74m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 07:10 (Height 4.57m)
   Low Tide at 13:30 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 19:10 (Height 4.84m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:11 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 07:42 (Height 4.62m)
   Low Tide at 14:03 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 19:40 (Height 4.89m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:43 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 08:14 (Height 4.64m)
   Low Tide at 14:36 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 20:07 (Height 4.91m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Where to stay ...

You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.

Something to eat…

Nearby beaches…

Need a beach hut…

Something to see and do…

Your Recently Viewed Locations