Welcome to the ultimate guide to Hunstanton in beautiful Norfolk - attractions, events, cottages, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks, short breaks, hotels, restaurants, shops, and much more.
Hunstanton's splendid seafront has a promenade, funfair, bowls, pitch-and-putt, Sea Life Sanctuary and the Esplanade Gardens. Along the seafront at Hunstanton are stalls selling candyfloss, doughnuts, seaside rock, ice creams, buckets & spades, and all the things needed for relaxing on the beach.
Music drifts from the bandstand on the green at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoons in summer, serenading sunbathers and passers-by.
Go for a donkey ride, take a trip around Hunstanton on the land train, or take a sea tour on an ex-military amphibious craft.
For things to do throughout the year, see What's On.
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Young Person's Guide to Hunstanton
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, and I really mean it!
Hunstanton for a Family Holiday
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 brash and gaudy 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.
Hunstanton, a Traditional British Holiday Resort
Rediscover the traditional British holiday at Hunstanton, also known as Sunny Hunny!
With wide sandy beaches, distinctive cliffs, interesting landmarks, quality shops, and many events and attractions in the town and the surrounding Norfolk countryside, Hunstanton is a great place to visit.
Hunstanton's standing as a holiday resort is demonstrated by the awards it wins year after year! In 2012 Hunstanton gained a Blue Flag Award for its beach safety and seawater cleanliness. It also won a Silver Gilt in the Coastal Category of the 2012 Anglia in Bloom Competition for its beautiful gardens.
Hunstanton's Top Ten Places to See
Hunstanton does not always live up to its local nickname - "Sunny Hunny". So on days when it is too cold or rainy to laze on one of the wide sandy beaches, here are ten interesting places to visit, and they are all an easy stroll from the town centre.
1. Hunstanton Lighthouse
The present lighthouse was built in 1840 and ceased operations in 1922, since when it has been a private residence. A lighthouse has been on the site since 1665, and the world's first parabolic reflector was built there in 1776. Location: On the cliffs at St Edmund's Point.
Built in 1907, the Sheraton started life as a trawler but was later moored on the Lincolnshire side of the Wash to be used as a target ship. In 1947 she broke free from her mooring in a gale and drifted on to the beach at Hunstanton. The ship was sold to scrap dealers and now only a section of the hull remains. Location: Beneath the cliffs at St Edmund's Point.