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Norfolk Coast Tide Times

Printed tide tables are available at a wide variety of business around the coast including bookshops, chandlers and tourist information points. Many local business websites and newsletters display site-specific tide and weather information.

Look for advice at:

www.tidetimes.org.uk >

www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide >

BBC Weather tide table page for the East of England >

West Norfolk for the Wash through to Burnham Overy

North Norfolk District Council for Holkham to Winterton

Beach Safety

The Norfolk Coast has a very diverse coastline ranging from cliffs, beaches and dunes, marshes and mudflats. Wherever you are you should be aware of the various dangers they bring and in particular the tide times.

In an emergency, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

The Lifeboat service – RNLI >
The Coastguard >
Coastwatch >

Cromer Pier

The Norfolk Coast Partnership Coastal Code: Enjoy Respect Protect

This Coastal Code has been developed by local organisations and people who wish to safeguard the area.


Enjoy your visit and stay safe

  • Prepare any relevant maps, guidebooks and other information to take with you
  • Take account of weather conditions and tide times (ukho.gov.uk/easytide)
  • Check for up-to-date advice and restrictions, e.g. limits on access in the breeding season
  • Let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return.

Respect people and place

  • Read local updates/information and act on any advice given
  • Use public transport, walk or cycle
  • If using the car, please drive and park responsibly
  • Keep to paths/routes and leave gates as you find them
  • Use public waste bins or take litter home
  • Shop locally and use local services

Protect the area and its wildlife

  • Take care not to disturb wildlife
  • Keep away from cordoned areas
  • Ensure you don’t harm, destroy or remove any wildlife/plants/rocks
  • Only light fires and/or BBQs in designated places

Extra guidance for dog-walkers:

  • Be aware of, and adhere to, restrictions limiting where dogs can go
  • Keep your dog close to you and under your control
  • Use a lead when needed or requested
  • Prevent your dog from approaching cordoned areas
  • Bag and bin your dog’s poo

Times to take extra care:

At breeding times and when over-wintering, animals and birds and their young are particularly vulnerable. Check your visits don’t disturb them:

  • Bird breeding season is the beginning of March to the end of August
  • Bird wintering season is the beginning of November to the end of March
  • Common seal breeding season is the beginning of June to the end of August
  • Grey seal breeding season is the beginning of November to the end of January

We hope you enjoy your visit

Looking for inspiration? Check out the Wild Recreation Guide for information and advice about outdoor activities you can get involved in.


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