Brancaster Estate

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.

a mainly black collie dog playing with a stick in the shallows of the sea. Small wavelets can be seen behind. the dog is wet so has probably been swimming

Bringing your dogs to Brancaster Beach 

Dogs and responsible owners are very much welcome on Brancaster Beach, we know they will enjoy it as much as you!

Horse riding on a beach

Horse Riding at Brancaster Beach

Brancaster is a picturesque spot for riding along the beach. To keep you and others safe at our very busy times, there are some restrictions as to when we welcome horse riders. From May to September, we ask that you don’t ride on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays between the hours of 9am to 6pm. This will help you and those around you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. If you have any questions about your upcoming visit, please contact us at

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Places to stay

Brancaster Activity Centre

Dial House, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk 

Sleeps up to 22. This historic flint building with a colourful and bright interior is an ideal place to celebrate a large family get together. With the tidal harbour of Brancaster Staithe and the North Norfolk coast on your doorstep you can expect stunning views of the marshes and sea beyond.

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Our work

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We're making sure the wide expanse of golden sands at Brancaster remain protected and safe for people to enjoy.