A visitors guide to the seaside resort of Hunstanton
(Sunny Hunny) located on the West Coast of Norfolk.
Hunstanton is a popular holiday destination with a
friendly family atmosphere retaining much of its
original Victorian elegance. Here you can enjoy all the
traditional coastal attractions, such as donkey rides on
the beach, a trip round the town in a Road Train, or if
you’re feeling more adventurous go for a ride on a sea
buggy, which trawls up and down the coast.
The town also has a swimming pool, an indoor leisure
centre, a highly popular theatre and a Sealife Centre.
You can walk along the extensive promenade all the way
up to the next seaside town, which is Snettisham.
Colourful and extensive gardens butt up against the sea
shore where you can chose from either pitch and putt or
a game of bowls. Or there are many hidden seats if you
prefer to just while a way the time with a good book,
enjoying the sunshine.
Hunstanton's majestic and unusual coloured cliffs rise
some 60 feet high and run along the beach for ¾
mile. Stratas of red and white lime and rust brown
carstone streak their widths. The best place to observe
this dramatic colouration is at the northern end of the
Promenade near where the 1841 lighthouse stands. At the
base of these cliffs are rock pools and fine sandy
beaches. A fair complete with doughnuts, candyfloss,
seaside rock and many many rides, sits by the seafront.
Whatever you look for in a seaside holiday, Hunstanton
will suit, because it offers something for all ages with
a marvellous variety of activities in a friendly and
relaxed atmosphere. The beach is kept very tidy by
the local council and is a mixture of sand, stone and
shingle with a little mud at low tide.
Although located on the east coast its cliffs actually
face west, making for some fabulous sunsets. One famous
visitor who benefited from the pure sea air was Edward
VII when he was Prince of Wales, he stayed in Hunstanton
when he was recovering from typhoid fever.
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town became a popular
seaside resort back in the 1860’s encouraged by Hamon le
Strange of Hunstanton Hall.Locals call Hunstanton ‘Sunny
Hunny’ as it is known for its superb sunsets, although
on the East Coast Hunstanton actually faces West.
lighthouse was built in 1841
and remained a working lighthouse until September of
1921 when the light was eventually turned off!
the winter of 1938 the sea was
frozen to a depth of some 6 feet in places leaving
glacier like scenery and creaking ice floes everywhere.
Hard to believe!