Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Winter's Walk on West Runton Beach, Norfolk

West Runton Beach, Norfolk

This is where we ended up today, a chilly wintry Sunday in January.  We wrapped up warm and headed off up to West Runton on the North Norfolk coast, just a bit west of Cromer.

West Runton Beach, NorfolkWest Runton is great when the tide is out as the beach is wide with lots of interest.  Rocky pools which are endlessly fascinating to kids (and this big kid!), breakwaters, seaweeds and stretches of rocks like the one in the photo above.  Mostly it's flint but there are also stretches of this creamy coloured rock (chalk?) which looks a bit surreal in certain lights.  When you first approach, it looks like a giant froth that has washed up on the beach.

We strode out along the sandy bits as much as possible and picked our way carefully through the rocks covered in seaweeds where it wasn't.  Obviously stopping from time to time to take a number of photos!

Great opportunities for photographers, things to keep the kids amused and a good walk along the beach.   When the tide is out.

There's a small Pay and Display car park just next to the beach.  This beach is about 45 minutes drive away from our guest house.

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  1. That's a cracking photo Elspeth!

  2. Thanks Ewan! The beautiful location helps - must get up there again soon.


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