If it's prehistoric gems you’re after, West Runton is a goldmine. The most famous discovery here is the West Runton mammoth, found by beach walkers in 1990, and now its remains can be seen across various Norfolk museums. This fossilized creature is the largest, nearly complete mammoth skeleton on record, putting West Runton on the map as a fossil hotspot.
Aside from mammoths, more miniature mammal and fish remains are common, and plenty can be found along the freshwater beds. Impressive chalk can be seen if the tide is right, and for those who need information and guidance, Seaview Cafe exhibits local fossils, and knowledgeable fossil-hunting experts can often be found in wooden huts by the café.