Brancaster Estate

Important notice -

Brancaster Beach is open and you don't need to book to visit. At busy periods the car park maybe full and we ask that you come back another day. Please do not queue on the road or fly-park around the village.

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.

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History

Aerial shot of a beach featuring sand art of a soldier

Pages of the Sea, Armistice Day Centenary Celebration - Brancaster Beach 

To mark the centenary of Armistice Day on Sunday 11 November 2018, visitors were invited to gather on Brancaster Beach for an informal gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War.

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Places to stay

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Our work

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Share your treasured memories 

Celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one using our new interactive map. Dedicate a donation and your gift will help to care for the Brancaster Estate for years to come.