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Family friendly walking
The Walk begins by the fisherman’s huts at the north end of Beach Road Car Park, Winterton.
Winterton is served by First’s number 1 bus service. The Beach Road car park is open year round from dawn until dusk. Charges apply from April-October, and donations are welcomed outside of this time.
Maps and guides
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 252, Norfolk Coast East.
What to expect
Sandy footpaths through the dunes, with some soft sand. Beach Road should be crossed twice, to make use of the tarmac footpath
Winterton Dunes Beach Café is right by the start of the route, as are public toilets (open April-October). Winterton also has a shop, fish and chip shop and pub, all a short walk from the car park.
Along the way
At just one mile, the Winterton Dunes circular walk is a perfect route for young families wanting to explore this beautiful landscape. Don’t let the short length fool you; this area of the dunes is packed with exiting finds for the nature-lover. The site is home to an abundance of ferns, mosses and lichens, and nationally rare plant species such as the grey hair grass. Recent conservation work can be seen at the heart of the walk in the form of a rope fence, and this aims to help the dunes to recover and allow their naturally rich biodiversity to recover. In the summer months, the dunes host large colonies of butterflies, such as the dark green fritillary and grayling, and in the winter, there are often grey seals to be seen swimming off the beach. The walk is perfect for a still autumn day, cool blue skies and a pleasant quiet across the landscape.