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The red and white striped cliffs at Old Hunstanton beach with a rainbow in the sky.

Hunstanton

The elegant resort of Hunstanton is the ideal base to enjoy Norfolk’s superb coastline. Hunstanton, or ‘Hunston’ as it is known locally, is renowned for its unique striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets, made special by its position as the only west-facing resort on the east coast.

The seaside town began as a purposely-built resort in 1846 and retains its Victorian charm and character to this day, remaining a popular holiday destination for visitors of all ages. From buzzing family activities such as Crazy Golf, Pitch-and-Putt, and the Oasis Leisure Centre to the tranquil Esplanade Gardens there is something for everyone. The town’s array of gardens are especially delightful during the spring and summer months, and you can follow a self-guided Horticultural Trail to make sure you experience them all.

Hunstanton’s excellent beach offers ideal conditions for playing on the sand, exploring rock pools, and enjoying the sea.

Old Hunstanton has a much more quieter village atmosphere, with carstone-built cottages, traditional British pubs and a much more slower pace of life in general. You can walk from one resort to the other, so you can delight in experiencing the two different areas of Hunstanton in one day.

Hunstanton’s popular seasonal land train carries visitors from Searles Leisure Resort to the Lighthouse and back again, making it very easy, and fun, to travel around Hunstanton, taking in many of the sights that the resort has to offer.

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History of Hunstanton

The seaside resort of Hunstanton was first established by Henry Styleman Le Strange in 1845 and has pre-historic origins dating back to 1500 – 2000BC…
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Attractions in Hunstanton

Young or old, families will find plenty to do in Hunstanton. Check out the famous red and white striped cliffs and enjoy the traditional seaside attractions.
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Leisure and Entertainment in Hunstanton

The seaside resort offers something the whole family to enjoy including a theatre, Alive Oasis sports and leisure centre, a crazy golf course, and so much more.
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Beach Guide

There is a fantastic selection of tranquil beaches to explore throughout west Norfolk, from Heacham and Old Hunstanton to Brancaster and, further east, Holkham…