Family days out at Brancaster beach
Plan a fun-filled day out at Brancaster beach. With its wide expanse of golden sands, it is perfect for sandcastles, wanders, picnics and paddling.
Planning your family visit
The kiosk opposite the car park has all your seaside essentials including ice cream, teas, coffees, buckets and spades. Please note that this business is not owned or managed by the National Trust.
Check the tide times
To help plan your visit, take a look at the tide times at Brancaster beach on the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club website.
'50 things to do before you're 11¾'
There are lots of '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities to tick off whilst at Brancaster Estate. Here are a few recommendations:
No. 7 fly a kite
When there's a bit of wind in the air it's the perfect time to enjoy one of the purest pleasures in life. So, if you haven't flown a kite before, what are you waiting for?
No. 9 eat a picnic in the wild
Pack a picnic and enjoy tucking into your (slightly sandy?) sandwiches with brilliant views over the beach and wide Norfolk skies.
No. 24 Go barefoot
Peel off your stinky socks and let your bare toes wiggle free. Clamber up beach dunes and feel the warm sand on your soles, then run into the sea for a paddle! Don't forget to pack a towel for afterwards, and keep your eyes open for things that might poke your feet.
How can I stay safe on the beach?
Check the tide times before your visit, follow the safety signs on the beach and keep a watchful eye on your family. Don't use inflatables at sea. In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Enjoy a memorable family day out this summer. Plan your own wild adventures and see how many of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities you can try out wherever you are.
Brancaster Beach is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs and responsible owners are very much welcome here. We know your pets will enjoy it as much as you.
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