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Date published: 25th August 2016

With 16 RNLI patrolled beaches along the coast and four Blue Flag beaches at Sheringham, Cromer, Mundesley and Sea Palling more and more families and holiday makers are enjoying the stunning north Norfolk coastline.

Cllr Becky Palmer, Cabinet Member for Leisure said: “It’s fantastic that so many people are enjoying the spectacular beaches and coast in North Norfolk and we want to ensure that people stay safe on our beaches and come back again and again.”

The latest safety concerns have been raised after families were spotted allowing children to ‘sand dune surf’ down the cliffs and tumble down or body board down the cliff sides at the Runtons.

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, councillor for the area said: “People have been jumping and rolling down some of the sandy cliffs at West Runton and I know that Louise at the café is very concerned that there could be an accident.

“I would just urge families and holidaymakers to use the signposted paths down to the beach and to be aware that there are rocks hidden under the sand. It’s so dangerous and a child or adult could be killed or seriously injured.”

“As the councillor for the area I have been working with Louise since before Easter and with other local landowners, including the holiday parks nearby and the Coastguard to help spread the word and ensure people are safe this summer on our beaches.”

Last updated: 26th September 2016