On our last full day in Norfolk we went to West Runton for another beach day. The village of West Runton is a bit more off the beaten track than Sheringham or Cromer. I think it might be my favourite beach out of the three we visited, it was quieter and backed by a cliffside as opposed to an artificial sea wall.
The weather was colder and greyer than earlier in the week but it would take a lot more than a chill in the air to put a nearly three year old off of a beach visit. We parked at the beach’s car park then stopped at the beach cafe (the only shop / cafe serving the beach) to stock up on essential pink fishing nets, sandcastle flags, balls and coffee for mummy.
We had brought a picnic with us so had an uninterrupted few hours of rock pooling, paddling, sandcastle building and playing with the ball before lunch then more of the same beach activities. Other beach goers were wrapped up in fleeces and walking boots whilst Seren donned her swimming costume (at her own request). The wind had brought out kites and a hang glider and we enjoyed watching them and waving at the hang glider.
By mid afternoon I had a wind induced headache so we packed up and went to the cafe again for more coffee. We took a table next to the fish tank, home to Harry the Hermit.
As we got back to car, an older couple getting in to the car next to us spotted our buckets and spades and said they had wondered who on earth would be making sandcastles in that weather. Our nearly three year old of course.
Cromer, North Norfolk
Day on the beach at Sheringham, North Norfolk
Barnhouse Holiday Cottages, Norfolk