Norfolk Coastline

Stay in comfort, whilst exploring the beautiful coast. 

East Runton

The ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Norfolk Coast is East Runton. It is a small village between Cromer and West Runton.

It has an amazingly long, sandy beach flanked by sloping sandstone cliffs, where you can see the birds nesting within the cliffs.The beach is definitely the biggest attraction, and one of Norfolk's most popular surfing spots. It has the much coveted ‘BLUE flag’ status, and your dogs are welcome to splash in the sea throughout the year.

The beach can be reached by a slope next to the car park, or there are steps alongside the surfers memorial (a weathervane topped with a figure of a surfer, commemorating the loss of 3 local surfers).

At high tide the beach does become pebbly, but as the tide goes out acres of sand are revealed. There is a seasonal lifeguard service and plenty of rock-pools making East Runton a firm family favourite.

Cromer's pier is easily visible in the distance, and Is an easy stroll along the beach or the cliff top.

In the opposite direction to Cromer’s pier is West Runton, at low tide you can walk along the beach, up into the village and back along the coastal path (Perhaps after a little sustenance in the local pub, or tea shop!).

Places to eat:

Sammys Bar and Grill - 01263 512300 Specialising in American style dining as well as handmade pizza and pasta. A local restaurant using quality food from local sources. You can also order food to takeaway. Dog friendly in bar, but not the restaurant.

Constantia Cottage Restaurant - 01263 512017 Long-standing restaurant with live music and traditional dancing nights, serving classic Greek fare.

The Fishing Boat - 01263 519070 A Free House Pub with a beer garden, often with local bands playing, dog friendly. Bar food available.

Bernies Bar - Outdoor seating, bar games, karaoke, live music, dog friendly. Cash only.

Wills plaice - 01263 519222 Fish and Chip takeaway shop, all of their fish is boneless and skinless, and they make their own fish cakes and tartare sauce. Cash only!


East Runton Stores - 01263 512310 Very well stocked shop. You’ll find everything from daily newspapers, buckets and spades, coffee, ice cream, fresh bread delivered daily, beer, and there’s even a cash machine

Glide Surf School - open during the peak of summer, selling a range of classic beach essentials for a family fun day at the coast, alongside the essential surfing kit.


On the top common there is a play park with swings and a climbing frame, and enough space to run around.

The top common can be found by walking along Felbrigg road, through lower common, past the East Runton sign. Continue under the railway viaduct, and you will see the park next to the pond on the right hand side.