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Hunstanton Green with the family arcade in the centre of the shot.

Attractions in Hunstanton

Young or old, families will find plenty to do in Hunstanton. Purpose built in 1846 by local landowner Henry Styleman Le Strange, ‘Sunny Hunny’ is the ideal location for a seaside holiday with all the trimmings.

Famous for its striped cliffs, acres of sand and clear, shallow water, Hunstanton also offers lots of fun attractions for all ages (and weather conditions!).

You will see various colourful and traditional seaside attractions for all the family at Hunstanton, including beach front amusements, fun fair, bowling alley, bandstand concerts on the green, and much more. The town centre and seafront are both easily accessible to disabled visitors, and a specially designed ‘Sensory Garden’ with opportunities to touch, hear and smell the plants and sculptures.

Why not explore the town’s parks, gardens and open spaces included in the Hunstanton in Bloom Horticultural Trail. Created during Hunstanton’s 2010 Britain in Bloom campaign, the 1.5 mile trail begins at the Hunstanton Town Hall. The route stops at 14 locations throughout the town including the popular Esplanade Gardens, as well as lesser-known corners of Hunstanton where new show gardens are taking root. You can download the Horticultural Trail leaflet, which includes a map and interesting background information about each location.

A young couple standing in front of the ruins of St Edmund's Chapel in Old Hunstanton. The man is wearing a red and blue striped polo shirt and the woman is wearing a white top and blue cardigan. Both are smiling.
Ruins of St. Edmund’s Chapel
A young couple sitting in front of the bandstand on Hunstanton Green. From left to ring, the man is sat smiling into the distance wearing a striped polo shirt and beige trousers. The woman is sat beside him wearing a blue top and blue jeans.
Bandstand on Hunstanton Green
Esplanade Gardens
A family of four kneeling on Old Hunstanton beach, building sandcastles and smiling at the camera. From left to right, a woman is wearing a bright yellow top and white shorts holding a spade. Next to her sits a young boy wearing a button up grey polo shirt and purple shots. A man is sat beside him wearing a bright pink shirt and a young girl is beside him wearing a "Girl Power" t-shirt, pink jacket and denim shorts. The sandcastles have colourful flags in them and Old Hunstanton's famous red and white striped cliffs can be seen in the background.
Old Hunstanton Beach

In summer, look out for the colourful Tractor Train which carries visitors the length of the seafront, a favourite with young and old alike. Take a trip with Searles Sea Tours to see the seals on the unique Wash Monster, a World War II amphibian craft, leaving from the South Promenade which will take you out to your boat.

Along the promenade is the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary where diver’s eye viewing tanks, a ‘touch’ pool and an underwater tunnel bring visitors face to face with an amazing collection of sea creatures, and there are regular talks and feeding displays at the seal hospital.

Nearby, in Old Hunstanton, is a cherished mix of hotels, pubs and an excellent arts and craft centre. Further afield is the well renowned Norfolk Lavender visitor centre, Snettisham Park and Bircham Windmill, as well as the excellent RSPB reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham.

For more information about Hunstanton’s many great attractions, download a copy of our Hunstanton Mini Guide and browse our events listings.

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