Brancaster Estate

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe.

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. To keep visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities safe, we've made some changes, so your visit will be a bit different to what you're used to. We are currently experiencing very high visitor numbers to Brancaster Beach with the car park (not National Trust) reaching capacity most days. Please take a few minutes to plan your visit and find out what the changes are here.

Brancaster Estate


Brancaster Estate

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.

Brancaster Estate

Our work

Brancaster Estate

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Hadrian’s Wall at Sycamore Gap, Northumberland

Plant a tree 

Donate to plant a tree and you'll be helping to plant 20 million trees by 2030. You can plant a tree from just £5 and you'll get a certificate to commemorate your gift too. Your dedication will ensure future generations can enjoy these green spaces for ever.