Brancaster Estate

Important notice -

Brancaster Beach is currently experiencing unprecedented visitor numbers & the car park (not owned by National Trust) is full. Do not queue on the road or fly-park around the village. We ask that you leave and come back another day.

Iconic coastline famous for its sandy beaches

Beach safety

three black dots of a ship wreck can be seen in the middle of the photo behind golden sand and beneath a blue sky

Know the risks

Don’t walk out to the shipwreck of the SS Vina at Brancaster Beach. The fast-flowing channel of tidal water and the quickly changing tides, will put your life in danger. Each year multiple people require rescuing as they get cut off from the land.

Moody skies at Brancaster Beach

Understand the sea

A beach can seem like a vast playground, but the tide can come in surprisingly quickly at Brancaster. Tide times and heights vary throughout the month and can easily catch you out if you haven’t checked them.

Brancaster Beach

Brancaster Beach 

Brancaster beach with it's wide expanse of golden sands is perfect for Summer sandcastles or Winter wanders. We are currently experiencing very high visitor numbers to Brancaster Beach with the car park (Not National Trust) reaching capacity most days. Here is some handy information to help you get the most from your visit.

Family fun this summer

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Places to stay

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Brick and flint built cottage that comprises of Brancaster Activity Centre

Brancaster Activity Centre 

Our flagship activity centre is the perfect place to bring your school for a residential stay or a day visit. Every visit is tailored to your needs and delivered by our expert staff

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