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East Runton Beach near Cromer in Norfolk is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

East Runton Beach

Backed by sandstone cliffs, East Runton beach stretches between Cromer and West Runton. It’s popular with tourists, families and surfers alike. Car park and toilet facilities are located at the top of the cliff, with the village of East Runton close by.

Lifeguard patrol times 2024

Daily 6 July - 1 September
Patrol times 10am - 6pm
Please remember - No Flags = No Lifeguards

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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 the Irish Water Safety website.
  • 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.

Ready to change lives working as an RNLI lifeguard?

As an RNLI lifeguard you’ll build your work – and life – experience, get good rates of pay and learn lifesaving skills that stay with you wherever your career heads next.

Have you got what it takes?

You can apply whether you live inside or outside the UK - you need to be 16 and of school leaving age, have a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (or equivalent) and meet a specific fitness criteria and have a right to work in the UK.

If you’re not qualified yet, don’t worry! Find out how you can get qualified by visiting the requirements and training section.

Become an RNLI beach lifeguard.

You can help save lives and make our waters safer for everyone.

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News and media from East Runton Beach

Male lifeguard on yellow jet ski wear wetsuit, lifejacket and helmet
Article Lifeguards
RNLI lifeguards return to North and East beaches for the summer season
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Article Lifeguards
RNLI lifeguard season in East of England comes to an end
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RNLI Lifeguards at Cromer beach.
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Busy summer for RNLI lifeguards in the East of England
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Article Beach safety
RNLI Lifeguards begin patrols on Norfolk beaches
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*The information shown is accurate at the time of publication, but details may change at short notice for various reasons beyond our control. Whilst every effort is made to update key information, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This includes the availability of lifeguard services at all locations on the dates or times stated.

No flag, no lifeguard