West Runton is a small cliff top village located on the
North Norfolk Coast, just two miles from the busier
seaside resort of Sheringham.
West Runton has a sandy beach with a ridge of high
pebbles and is famous for the discovery of the remains
of a woolly mammoth in one of its cliffs some years ago.
There are toilets and a cafe right down by the beach and
a large car park. To find the beach drive down the road
right next to the village inn.
The village has a good supermarket, a pub, cafe and a
number of restaurants. There is also a small railway
station that runs a service between Sheringham and
Norwich via Wroxham, which is within the Norfolk Broads
Golf is available at The Links Hotel and Country Club.
The rock pools are worth exploring at
low tide, but be sure to replace upturned stones and
rocks to ensure the inhabitants are not evicted! This is
one of the few beaches on the North Norfolk coast where
you can explore rock-pools, so its a great place to take
the kids. In the distance you can see Cromer pier with
its end of Pier Show.
This stretch of beach provides a rich
hunting ground for fossil collectors with fossilized sea
urchins to be found in the flints on the beach. When the
tide is fully in the beach disappears and waves lap the
bottom of the cliffs.