Things to do in West Runton

West Runton Beach

West Runton beach is about a ten-minute walk from West Runton station

West Runton’s sand and shingle beach is popular for rockpooling, fossil-spotting and dog-walking. There are several miles of footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area.

As a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, West Runton is home to the largest chalk reef in Europe. The beach is popular not only with divers, but also surfers.

Within the sandstone cliffs, many fossils have been discovered, including the famous West Runton mammoth discovered in 1990, which is the most complete example of a steppe mammoth skeleton to be found. It is now on display at Cromer Museum.

West Runton beach is dog-friendly but there are restrictions in the summertime.

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