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Map of Overstrand


(approx 50% within AONB)
Situated 2 miles east of Cromer on the coast road between Cromer and Mundesley.

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 By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

As with much of the Norfolk coast, erosion was and continues to be a major problem. At the east end of the Overstrand beach there is an experimental site, of which sea defences include; riprap at £1,300 a boulder (shipped from Norway), a revetment and wooden groynes. The soft boulder clay cliffs slump because they are saturated by water running through the clay and the resulting deposits on the beach are simply removed by the high tides.

....and so the process continues as it has over the centuries

Illustration for Overstrand

Although approximately 50% of the parish area is with in the AONB designation there is little if any of the 'built-up' area included.

Map key:
Brown line - parish boundary
Green background - AONB