What are the ingredients of a classic holiday by the sea? How about a lighthouse perched on candy-striped cliffs with rock pools and a shipwreck for the kids to explore on the beach? Welcome to Hunstanton in Norfolk!
Hunstanton contains an interesting blend of the jolly things you expect in any seaside resort together with stately Victorian buildings in the quiet residential area containing many guest houses. And it is all surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
A survey has shown that it's the simple things in life that make us happy. Time spent with family and taking a walk on a beautiful day were both near the top of the list. So to get the feelgood factor at Hunstanton take a walk along the base of the cliffs between the Prom and Old Hunstanton Beach. Look out for the petrels circling above, and oyster catchers at the water's edge. For the kids there's the remains of a shipwreck and rock pools to explore. It's an exhilarating walk at any time, and especially magical early on a fresh sunny morning.
Most Sunday afternoons in the holiday season you can listen to music on Hunstanton Green at the bandstand for no charge. On a sunny day this can be combined with a spot of sunbathing or a walk along the prom. Perhaps the best things in life are free after all!
Look here for attractions in Hunstanton and surrounding Norfolk - sea life centre, theatre, sea tours, fun fair, leisure centre, nature reserves and much more!
This article was written by a young person who has visited Hunstanton with his family.
"When I first came to the seaside town of Hunstanton I didn’t really know what to expect, but after a number of visits over the last five years I am still entertained by the place. There’s always something new to do, somewhere new to visit. In the town itself there is something for everyone.