Norfolk Coastline

Stay in comfort, whilst exploring the beautiful coast. 

East Runton

East Runton is a small village between Cromer and Sheringham. It has a long, sandy beach flanked by sloping sandstone cliffs, where you can see 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. 

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.

East Runton Beach looking towards Cromer @NorfolkCoastline
East Runton Beach @NorfolkCoastline

Cromers' pier is easily visible towards the East, and is an enjoyable stroll along the beach, or the cliff top. In the other direction is Sheringham and, at low tide I enjoy walking along the beach, then up into the village of West Runton, returning via the coastal path (normally after a little sustenance in the pub, or tea shop!).

The Viaducts between Top and Lower common East Runton @NorfolkCoastline

There are two Viaducts which separate the upper and lower common. The viaducts were built in 1906, and one is still in use today. On the upper / top common you can also find a small play park.

Old Pill box on the beach East Runton @NorfolkCoastline

If you walk along the beach from East Runton to Cromer you will come across a World War Two pillbox, half-buried between the high and low tide line. Pill boxes were used for defence against enemy invasion, and it would've been built in 1940.

Surfers Memorial East Runton @NorfolkCoastline

The Surfers Memorial commemorates the loss of 3 local surfers, and is overlooking the sea. Alongside the memorial, are steps down to the beach (if you'd rather not walk down the slope).

Sammys Bar and Grill East Runton @NorfolkCoastline

Sammys Bar and Grill specialises in American style food, as well as handmade pizza and pasta. You can even order food to takeaway! Dog friendly in the bar area, but not in the restaurant. 

Glide surf shop and equipment hire East Runton @NorfolkCoastline

The Deep History Coast trail covers 36km from Weybourne to Cart Gap, along the clifftops of the coast. There are eleven discovery points. One of which is in East Runton.

Wills Plaice Fish and chip shop Takeaway East Runton @NorfolkCoastline

Wills plaice (Fish and Chip shop) make their own fish cakes and tartare sauce; all of their fish is boneless and skinless. Cash only!

The East Runton Stores, is a great local store. You’ll find everything from newspapers, buckets and spades, coffee, ice cream, fresh bread , wine, and even a cash machine.

Constantia Cottage is a Greek restaurant with live music and traditional dancing nights. 

The Fishing Boat is a Free House Pub with a beer garden, they often have local bands playing. Dog friendly, and bar food is available.

Bernies Bar,  has a working mans club feel, with bar games, karaoke and live music. Dog friendly. Cash only.

Tractors on East Runton Beach @NorfolkCoastline
Rockpools on East Runton beach @NorfolkCoastline