Coastguard urges people to be aware of the tides after family almost cut off by the tide at Heacham Beach

Heacham Beach. Photo: Simon Bamber.

Heacham Beach. Photo: Simon Bamber. - Credit: citizenside.com

The coastguard is urging people make sure they are aware of the tides on the north Norfolk coast.

The message comes after the coastguard was called out to help a family who were in danger of being cut off by the tide at Heacham Beach, near Hunstanton, at about 1.30pm today.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: 'People should always make sure they are aware of the tides in the area and if in any doubt they can contact the coastguard on 01262 672317.'


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