West Runton

West Runton beach is most well known for the Elephant or Steppe Mammoth which was discovered in 1990 dating back to the ice age and of the oldest fossil elephants to be found in the UK.  You can see more about the Elephant in the Cromer Museum.  Where the remains were found is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and for this West Runton Beach is very important.  The cliff where the Elephant was found is part of the largest chalk reef in Europe.


Children love fossil hunting and many hours can be spent on the beach doing this or rock pooling when the tide goes out. 


From West Runton you can walk to East Runton or Sheringham but you must be aware of the tides.