The Village of Hunstanton in Norfolk

Picture (c) by John Ashley Photography

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.

For Norfolk or Suffolk Magazine Articles - Click the Articles Link. The 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.

For Norfolk or Suffolk Magazine Articles - Click the Articles Link. The lighthouse was built in 1841 and remained a working lighthouse until September of 1921 when the light was eventually turned off!

For Norfolk or Suffolk Magazine Articles - Click the Articles Link. In 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!

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