Cromer West Beach in Norfolk is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Cromer West Beach

A sand and shingle beach backed by low sandy cliffs. There is access from the beach via steps, ramps and slopes to the traditional seaside town of Cromer. Crab boats launch from the beach and can be seen unloading their catch.

Lifeguard season dates 2018

Daily 7 July-9 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach or search on goodbeachguide.co.uk or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best summer jobs out there

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

News and media from Cromer West Beach

Gordon Nichols presented with RNLI Medal
Gordon Nichols receiving his medal from coxswain Ady Barker.
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Gordon Nichols presented with RNLI Medal
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RNLI Cromer assist ill crew member on survey boat.
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RNLI Cromer assist ill crew member on survey boat.
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Cromer lifeboat launched after missing Diver report
Launch of all weather lifeboat 'Lester' at Cromer RNLI
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Cromer lifeboat launched after missing Diver report
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Cromer RNLI called out to assist Inflatable Boat
Inshore Lifeboat launching from Cromer beach.
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Cromer RNLI called out to assist Inflatable Boat
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