Hunstanton Attractions

Hunstanton Amphibious Sea TourLook here for attractions in Hunstanton and surrounding Norfolk - sea life centre, theatre, sea tours, fun fair, leisure centre, bowling, golf, nature reserves and much more!

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Young Person's Guide to Hunstanton

Hunstanton Boat RideThis 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.

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Hunstanton Farm Shops

This page lists the farm shops nearest to Hunstanton.

Farm Shop Phone/Website
Walsingham Farms Shop, Norfolk Lavender, Caley Mill, Heacham, Norfolk, PE31 7JE (3 miles) Walsingham Farm Shop at Heacham 
Drove Orchards, Thornham Road, Thornham, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LS (4 miles) Drove Orchards Farm Shop 
Knights Hill Farm Shop, Knights Hill Roundabout, Grimston Road, Kings Lynn, PE30 3HQ (12 miles) 01553 674212

See Also

Hunstanton Markets

Hunstanton Books

This pages lists some books revealing the character of Hunstanton and its history, and places to visit in surrounding Norfolk. For more books, see Books on Hunstanton and Norfolk.

hunstanton lifeboats Hunstanton Lifeboats

History of Hunstanton lifeboats, first stationed in Old Hunstanton in the nineteenth century.

hunstanton and wells-next-the-sea through time

Hunstanton & Wells Next-the-Sea Through Time

A photographic tour of the coast between Hunstanton and Wells, charting the changing fortunes of the holiday industry here and taking in the ports of Burnham Overy Staithe, Brancaster Staithe and Blakeney.

lestrange family lordship and community

Lordship and Community: The Lestrange Family and the Village of Hunstanton, Norfolk, in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century

The Lestrange Family and the Village of Hunstanton, Norfolk, in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century. Describes the relationship between the Hunstanton villagers of the sixteenth-century and their landlords, the Lestrange family.

cycle routes in east anglia

Cycle Routes: 24 One-day Routes in East Anglia (Ordnance Survey Cycle Tours)

On-road and off-road cycle tours highlighted in OS Landranger maps.

norfolk beaches handbook

Norfolk Beaches Handbook

Describes 28 of Norfolk's best beaches. A detailed guidebook to help you decide which beaches are best for you.

norfolk coast os map

Norfolk Coast West (OS Explorer Map): King's Lynn & Hunstanton

Ideal map for exploring the area in detail.

norfolk pathfinder walks

Pathfinder Norfolk: Walks (Pathfinder Guide)

Walks near to Hunstanton include Castle Rising and Wells-next-the-Sea.

norfolk pub walks

Pub Walks in Norfolk

Check out the countryside, get some exercise and visit a cosy pub. Walks near Hunstanton include one around Brancaster Staithe.

norfolk suffolk rough guide

The Rough Guide to Norfolk & Suffolk

The Rough Guide's 'warts and all' attitude reveals the best attractions, accommodation and attractions, and what to avoid!

norfolk suffolk slow guide

Slow Norfolk & Suffolk: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places

Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places. Information about accommodation, walks, cycle rides, pubs and the wildlife in the towns, villages and countryside of Norfolk and Suffolk.

norfolk suffolk time out guide

Time Out Norfolk & Suffolk 2nd edition

Tourist information and useful recommendations for Norfolk and Suffolk including attractions, beaches, accommodation, restaurants and pubs.

norfolk wilderness walks

Wilderness Walks: Twelve Guided Wildlife Walks Along the North Norfolk Coast

Includes walks within driving distance of Hunstanton, including Blakeney Point and Holkham. Information about local accommodation and pubs, cycling, walking and where to see wildlife. History of the Norfolk coast between Hunstanton and Wells taking in Burnham Overy Staithe, Brancaster, Blakeney, Stiffkey and Cley. Charts the changing fortunes of the holiday industry in the area.

AA Thirty Walks in Norfolk (Cards) 

30 Walks in Norfolk (AA)

The walks are presented on laminated cards that can easily fit in a pocket.

Hunstanton to King's Lynn Railway

Hunstanton Railway StationMany people stuck in traffic on the A149 Lynn Road must have lamented the demise of the little railway line from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton, which was closed in 1969. The entrance to Hunstanton station was in Le Strange Terrace and was on the site now occupied by the South Prom Car Park. The building known as Harlequin House (occupied by Azam’s store) is on the site of the demolished railway hotel, The Sandringham, which was next to the station with its entrance in Le Strange Terrace. The Waterside Bar in Beach Terrace road was the station waiting room, and another original railway building is the one now known as the Coal Shed in Le Strange Terrace, marked by a railway signal.

The railway line ran out of the town across the land now occupied by the coach park opposite Tesco in Southend Road. It was possible to take a train from Hunstanton to London’s Liverpool Street station, and in the early 1900’s thousands of people travelled to Hunstanton on special excursion trains.

To get an impression of what it was like to travel on the railway, see John Betjeman's 1962 film, King's Lynn to Hunstanton on YouTube. In the final shot you will also be able to see another vanished landmark - behind John Betjeman is Hunstanton Pier.

Milestones in the History of the Lynn and Hunstanton Railway

1862 The railway was constructed. The chief engineer was John Valentine, after whom Valentine Road is named.
1863 The railway was opened and operated by the King’s Lynn & Hunstanton Railway Company between the following stations: Hunstanton, Heacham, Snettisham, Dersingham, Wolferton, North Wotton and King’s Lynn.
1865 The railway was taken over by the Great Eastern Railway (GER).
1866 A branch line was added between Heacham and Wells-next-the-Sea, with stations at Sedgeford, Docking, Stanhoe, Burnham Market and Holkham.
1899 The Sandringham Hotel was opened by the GER.
1920 The railway was taken over by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).
1940 Hunstanton Urban Council purchased the Sandringham Hotel.
1964 The Heacham to Wells branch line was closed.
1967 The Sandringham Hotel was pulled down.
1969 The Hunstanton to King’s Lynn line was closed.

For more information about the history of the Hunstanton to King's Lynn railway line, see the following book by Stanley C Jenkins:

Lynn and Hunstanton Railway Book

Hunstanton Newsagents & Book Shops

Newsagents for newspapers and books in Hunstanton. For secondhand books, see also Hunstanton Charity Shops.

Name

Location/Description

Phone

Spar

21 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 6BJ

Newsagent, supermarket and Post Office.

01485 532 727

Witley

22 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF

Newsagent & stationers, books about Hunstanton and Norfolk

01485  534 003

Hunstanton Toy Shops

Toy shops in Hunstanton, Norfolk, selling games, models, train-sets, jigsaws, and much more for amusement while on holiday, or for any other time!

Name

Location/Description

Phone/Website

Hunstanton Models

36 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF

Huge stock of model railways and plastic kits. Great shop for dads and sons!

01485 533 324

Hunstanton Models

Toymaster

17 The Green, Hunstanton, PE36 5AH

01485 533 108

 

Hunstanton Supermarkets

Locations of supermarket stores in Hunstanton, Norfolk - Sainsbury's, Londis, Tesco.

Supermarket

Location/Description

Phone/Website

Sainsbury's

88 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP

01485 534 438

Londis (with Post Office) 21 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 6BJ

01485 532 727

Londis Hunstanton

Tesco

Southend Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5AW

0845 677 9370

Hunstanton Pet Shops & Services

Hunstanton pet shops selling pet food and accessories, and vets.

Pet Shop/Service

Location/Description

Phone/Website

The Pet Shop

36 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5AL

01485 532 699

Medivet the Vets

95 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP

Opening Hours
Mon–Fri: 08:30–18:30
Sat: 08:30–10:00

01485 535 950

Medivet the Vets

Pretty Paws 85 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP 01485 532 299

Top Cat & Tails Pet Shop

56 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EL

01485  532 271

Hunstanton Sweets & Ice Creams

Shops in Hunstanton town selling yummy sweets, ice cream, rock and other confectionery.

Name

Location

Phone/Website

Candy 'n' Cream

6 Greevegate, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6BJ

An old-fashioned sweet shop selling ice cream, sweets, pick 'n' mix, candy floss, jelly belly, home-made nougat and Hunstanton rock. The shop itself is bright pink, and looks good enough to eat!

 

Cherry Tree Chocolates

9 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AB

Delicious luxury range of English and Belgian chocolates.

01485 534 992

Cherry Tree Chocolates

The Ice Palace

17 The Green, The Pavillion, Hunstanton, PE36 6BL

Ice cream parlour.

01485 533 108

Rock Shop South Promenade, Hunstanton, PE36 5BF 01485 532 333

Thompson's Rock Shop

Le Strange Terrace, Hunstanton, PE36 5AJ

01485 535 474

What a Load of Waffle

Kiosk 15, Oasis Car Park, South Promenade, Hunstanton, PE36 5BD

Soft and fluffy waffles, freshly baked. Choose from lots of different toppings.

07876 757 746

Hunstanton Schools

Schools in Hunstanton including pre-school, primary, secondary and independent schools.

Name & Address

Description

Website

Phone

Glebe House School, Cromer Road, Hunstanton, PE36 6HW

Independent day and weekly boarding school for children from the ages of six months to thirteen years.

Glebe House School

01485 532809

Hunstanton Infant School, James Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5HE

Primary school for children aged four to seven years.

 

01485 532660

Redgate Junior SchoolCollingwood Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5DY

Primary school for children aged seven to 11 years.

 

01485 533373

Smithdon High School, Austin Street, Hunstanton

Secondary school for children of ages 11 to 18.

Opened in 1955, the school is architecturally notable as the first example of brutalist architecture, being constructed almost entirely of glass and steel. It is now a Grade II listed building.

Smithdon High School

01485 534541

Hunstanton Household Stores

Shops in Hunstanton selling household goods such as: audio, carpets, DIY, fabrics, hardware, TVs and washing machines.

Household Store

Location/Description

Website/Phone

Hughes Electrical

28 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF

Hughes Direct

01485 532 123

Hunstanton Carpets

77 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP

01485 581 644

Kushnz & Kwiltz, Fabrics, Quilting

22 Greevegate, Hunstanton, PE36 6AA

K&K

01485 534 349

Owens DIY

Chapel Lane, Hunstanton, PE36 5AN

01485 533 053

Shan's Fabric Shop

Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5AL

Shan's Fabrics

01485 533 166

Sunny Hunny Hardware

7 Northgate, Hunstanton, PE36 6EA

01485 533 968

Warehouse Clearance, Economy Shop

Northgate, Hunstanton

 

Hunstanton Charity Shops

Looking for a bargain? Charity shops sell bric-a-brac, books, presents, gifts and cards. You're sure to find a bargain in a Hunstanton charity shop, and you'll be supporting a good cause at the same time.

Name

Location/Description

Website/Phone

Phone

Break

58 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EL

Break

01485 532198

 

RSPCA

20 Greevegate, Hunstanton PE36 6AA

RSPCA

01485 533333

 

Salvation Army Community Shop

60 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EL

Salvation Army

 

Sense - National Deafblind and Rubella Association

34 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF

Sense

 

Sue Ryder Care

71 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP

Sue Ryder Care

01485 534414

 

Hunstanton Antique Shops

Antique shops in Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton selling antiques, collectables, art, crafts, pottery, jewellery, cards and gifts.

Name

Location/Description

Phone/Website

Yesteryears

70 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP

07867 615 947

Le Strange Old Barns Antiques, Arts & Craft Centre

Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6JG

Old Hunstanton. A veritable maze of little shops selling antiques, collectables, art, crafts, pottery, jewellery, cards and gifts. Open every day 10am - 5pm.

01485 533 402

Le Strange Old Barns

Hunstanton Photo Gallery

See views of Hunstanton and the surrounding area in our photo gallery.

Click on a thumbnail picture to get a full-size view.

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Hunstanton Car Parks

See below for information about short-stay, long-stay and coach parks in Hunstanton.

Car Park

Description

Central Car Park

St Edmunds Terrace, PE36 5AH

Entrance is at the side of the Princess Theatre

Short Stay - up to 5 hours.

South Prom Car Park

Beach Terrace Road, PE36 5BQ

Long Stay

Southend Car Park

Le Strange Terrace, PE36 5AJ

Entrance is near junction with Westgate

Long Stay

Seagate Car Park

Seagate Road, PE36 5BD

Large car park with 1300 spaces, ideal for beach

Long Stay

North Prom Car Park

Cliff Parade, PE36 5NU

Opposite The Green. Very small car park with only 28 spaces.

Long Stay

Cliff Car Park

Lighthouse Close, off Lighthouse Lane, PE36 6EL

Largest car park with 1500 spaces, ideal for St Edmund's Point and Old Hunstanton Beach

Long Stay

Coach Park

Southend Road, PE36 5AR

44 spaces for coaches. Parking is available for motor homes at this car park.

Long Stay

Valentine Road Car Park

Valentine Road, PE36 5HH

Near junction with Westgate. Ideal for shops in Westgate and High Street.

Long Stay

Hunstanton Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts shops in and around Hunstanton, for unusual gifts, paintings, pottery and more.

Name

Location/Description

Phone/Website

Poppy Craft

20 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5AL

01485 535 103

Le Strange Old Barns Antiques, Arts & Craft Centre

Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6JG

Old Hunstanton. A veritable maze of little shops selling antiques, collectables, art, crafts, pottery, jewellery, cards and gifts. Open every day 10am - 5pm.

01485 533 402

Le Strange Old Barns

Hunstanton Churches

Look here for the places of worship and service times of the main church denominations and organisations in Hunstanton.

Please contact the churches to confirm service times or other events.

Church

Description

Website/Phone

Hunstanton Methodist Church, Austin Street, Hunstanton

Carr stone building opened in 1896.

Sunday Services

10:30am: Morning Worship

01485 570 232

Hunstanton Methodist Church

Our Lady & St Edmunds Roman Catholic Church, 30 Sandringham Road, Hunstanton

The parish covered by the church includes Hunstanton, Brancaster,  Dersingham, Heacham, Docking, Old Hunstanton, Holme next the Sea, Thornham, Titchwell, Ringstead, Sedgeford, Ingoldisthorpe, Snettisham, Fring and Shernborne.

Services

11am: Holy Mass on Sundays

6pm: Holy Mass on Saturdays in July and August only

01485 543 818

Hunstanton Roman Catholic Church

 

St Edmunds (Church of England), Church Street, Hunstanton

Built in 1866 as part of the planned new town by Henry Le Strange. Style of worship is traditional Catholic 'high church'.

Sunday Services

10:30am: Parish Eucharist

5pm: Evening Prayer

Other Services

Wednesdays 10:30am: Eucharist

Saturdays 9am: Eucharist

01485 532 531

St Edmunds Church

St Mary's (Church of England), Old Hunstanton

Built in the 14th century and restored in the 19th century, the church has a Norman font and a roof made from oaks grown on the le Strange estate.

Sunday Services

8am: Holy Communion (1st and 3rd Sunday)

10:45: Mattins (1st Sunday)

10:45: Sung Eucharist (2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday)

Benefice Service (5th Sunday as announced)

01485 532 169

St Mary's Church

Union Church, corner of Sandringham Road (opp Library), Hunstanton

Evangelical church with Sunday morning worship at 1030 and Wednesday coffee mornings.

Sunday Services

10:30am: Family Worship

5pm: Songs of Praise (2nd Sunday)

01485 532 471

Union Church

The Way Christian Fellowship, Downs Close, Hunstanton, PE36 5HU

Charismatic church with Sunday meetings, prayer meetings and home groups. They run the Mustard Seed cafe in Hunstanton town centre.

Sunday Services

11am: Sunday Service

01485 534 226

The Way Christian Fellowship

Christian Science Society, 10, Queens Drive Hunstanton, PE36 6EZ

Services

Sunday Service at 11am

Testimony meetings on first Wednesday of month:

7pm: April - September

Midday: October - March

01760 724 573

Hunstanton Food Shops

Hunstanton shops selling food products, including bakeries, butchers, delicatessens, grocers and wine sellers.

Food Shop

Location

Phone/Website

Moss Bakery - real artisan bakery

18 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF

 

Mr Bun the Baker - bakery 32 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF  

Richards Quality Butcher

30 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF

 

Londis Store & Post Office

21 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AB. Food, newspapers, magazines, beer, wine and spirits, bakery and post office. Free cash machine outside. Open 7am to 8pm every day.

01485 532 727

Londis Hunstanton

The Norfolk Deli 16 Greevegate, Hunstanton, PE36 6AA

An independent delicatessan specialising in local Norfolk produce. Tasty offerings include cheeses, cold meats, olives, pates, quiches, cakes, wine and beer.

01485 535 540

The Norfolk Deli

Stevensons Butchers

18 High Street, Hunstanton

 

What a Load of Waffle

Kiosk 15, Oasis Car Park, South Promenade, Hunstanton, PE36 5BD

Soft and fluffy waffles, freshly baked. Choose from lots of different toppings.

07876 757 746

Hunstanton Health Services

Listed here are a list of health-related shops and services based in Hunstanton, including chemists, opticians, doctors and alternative therapies.

Health Service

Location/Description

Phone/Website

Boots the Chemist

 

19, High St, Hunstanton, PE36 5AB

01485 532 228

Boots the Chemist

A.S Sehmi
Dentist

38, Northgate, Hunstanton, PE36 6DR

01485 532 486

F Maltby Ltd., Chemists

8, Valentine Rd, Hunstanton, PE36 5DN

01485 532 829

Hunstanton Eye Care

44 Church Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5HD

01485 532 326

Hunstanton Surgery
Doctors 

Medical practice for local GPs

Valentine Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5DN

01485 532 859

Serenity Natural Healing Centre 

Crystal Cave, 34 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5AL

A range of alternative therapies are offered, including acupuncture, hypnotherapy, NLP, holistic and Swedish massage, aromatherapy, reflexology,
Indian head massage,
crystal healing, reiki, and Hopi ear candling.

01485 535 321

Serenity

MG Clare
Chiropodist

Mallard Cottage, High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 6LY

01485 512 473

Westgate Optical
Opticians

69 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP

01485 532 381