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.
|15 - 17 August 2014||Old Hunstanton Flower Festival & Summer Fete|
|17 August 2014||Hunstanton Kite Festival|
|17 - 23 August 2014||Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament|
|19 - 21 September 2014||Lifestyles Festival|
|For more information on these events and many more, see What's On in Hunstanton|
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.
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.