The Village of Hunstanton in Norfolk
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.
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
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!
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