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Hunstanton

Hunstanton was purpose-built by local landowner Henry Styleman le Strange in 1846 AD. It is affectionately known locally as “Sunny Hunny” as it has some of the driest sunny weather in England.  The town is built mainly in Norfolk carrstone, with many attractive buildings and is 40 miles north-west of Norwich.

There are fabulous beaches in Hunstanton and it has been recognised for its cleanliness, amenities and safety for the last few years.

Hunstanton’s town centre and seafront are both easily accessible to the disabled visitor and the specially designed ‘sensory garden’ offers opportunities to hear, smell and touch the many plants and sculptures.

Hunstanton is a quintessential British seaside town with amusements, fish and chip shops, small fun fair, candy floss, bowls, crazy golf, pitch and putt and pony rides. Wind conditions are often suitable for sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing, so it’s the perfect place for those who enjoy exhilarating outdoor pursuits.

The town boasts an excellent leisure centre offering a well-equipped fitness suite, a tropical pool with slide and giant inflatables, squash, bowls and a soft play area for toddlers.

There is also an aquarium, theatre, ten-pin bowling and a tractor train that transports visitors the length of Hunstanton’s seafront during the summer months.

A World War II amphibian craft takes visitors for a closer look at the seals and birds in their natural habitat from Hunstanton beach.

Interesting facts about Hunstanton

  • The town contains several stately Victorian squares and Boston Square provides a view across the Wash to Boston in Lincolnshire, and Boston Stump is visible on a clear day
  • In good weather, boats and amphibious vessels from Hunstanton carry visitors out to see the large colony of common seals in the Wash
  • Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament started in 1920 and quickly became a popular event attracting entrants from Norfolk and beyond. Today it remains the UK’s largest tennis tournament and arguably the most popular grass tennis tournament in the world. Taking place in August, on 38 grass courts located on the southern edge of Hunstanton, it is an open tournament catering for experienced players down to enthusiastic beginners, from senior veterans to young children
  • A lighthouse has been in Hunstanton since 1665, but the present lighthouse was built in 1840. It ceased operating in 1922 and became a private residence
  • Hunstanton is famous for its red and white striped cliffs. The stripes are layers of different-coloured rock

Map of Hunstanton

Attractions in Hunstanton

Hunstanton Sea life Sanctuary

Hunstanton Sea life Sanctuary

Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk
PE36 5BH

01485 533576

Website

Visitors to the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk will see otters, penguins, sharks, seahorses and more than 30 permanent displays all showcasing the rich diversity of life under the waves. The sanctuary also provides a safe haven for more than 30 sick, injured or orphaned seal pups, which are annually cared for at the sanctuary.

Princess Theatre Hunstanton

Princess Theatre Hunstanton

The Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk
PE36 5AH

01485 532252

Website

The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton offers live entertainment, cultural activities and films.

Accommodation in Hunstanton

 Beachcomber

Beachcomber

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A superb contemporary house, a two minute walk from the beach in Old Hunstanton with the option of a beach hut. The house is of a very high specification, light and airy and comfortably furnished.

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 Cod Peace

Cod Peace

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Cod Peace is a beach hut at the golf course end of Old Hunstanton Beach. Situated in a quiet area behind the sand dunes.

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 Flounders End

Flounders End

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Fabulous beach hut near the golf course, close to the beach cafe but in quiet position.

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 The Warren

The Warren

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A gorgeous newly renovated dog-friendly property for a large group, just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of Old Hunstanton. Set in enclosed gardens this wonderful retreat boasts a fabulous hot tub. There is an award winning links golf course close by.

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 Neptune Cottage

Neptune Cottage

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A traditional cottage in the 16th century smuggling village of Old Hunstanton. It has been refurbished to provide comfortable and stylish accommodation for up to five people. It’s just a few minutes’ walk to beach, shops and great places to eat including a Michelin starred restaurant.

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 Ongar Lodge

Ongar Lodge

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A stunning conversion of an iconic 1960’s building, with great views of the sea and golf course. It provides contemporary and light accommodation over two floors and has been totally refurbished with new kitchen and bathrooms. It is two minutes’ walk to the sandy beach at Old Hunstanton.

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 Rockaway

Rockaway

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A comfortable, recently refurbished two bedroom apartment within a 1930’s Art Deco style building . It is situated in a peaceful position 500 yards from the sandy beach at Old Hunstanton. Ideal for family holidays – and, as it is all on one floor, suitable for less mobile guests.

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 Sandy Bottom

Sandy Bottom

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A single-storey property, comfortable and well-presented, just a short walk from the beautiful sandy beach at Old Hunstanton. With two bedrooms and bathrooms it is suitable for two couples wanting their own private facilities. Hunstanton Golf Course is a few hundred yards away.

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 Sleepy Gull

Sleepy Gull

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A beautifully presented, well equipped cottage by the sea in the lovely village of Old Hunstanton. It’s ideal for a family and has its own enclosed garden. It offers an easy walk down to the beach and local amenities are within easy reach.

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 The Beach House

The Beach House

Hunstanton, Norfolk

A fabulous 'dog friendly' house wonderfully located close to the sea front and promenade. It offers great views from the balcony and there is a small enclosed garden to the rear. Just a couple of miles along the coast is Old Hunstanton with beautiful sand dunes and beaches.

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 The Burrow

The Burrow

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A fabulous family holiday home in a quiet lane within a 2 minute walk of the beach and Old Hunstanton Golf Course. The accommodation is spacious and ideal for families holidaying together. There’s a piano and a table tennis table and sheltered gardens surrounding the house.

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 The Cottage (EC)

The Cottage (EC)

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A well presented cottage a few minutes’ walk from the lovely sandy beach at Old Hunstanton and within easy reach of all local amenities. The owner has thoughtfully furnished the house in a mixture of vintage and modern furniture. The gardens are fully enclosed and dog friendly.

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 The Cove

The Cove

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A fabulous family holiday home by the sea at Old Hunstanton. It has a large enclosed garden and a first floor balcony from which to watch the sunsets. The accommodation is spacious and well equipped. The golf course and the sandy beach are a 2 minute walk away.

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 Bramley

Bramley

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A slice of family friendly California – and just a stroll from Old Hunstanton beach! Bramley is an iconic single-storey property with a mix of contemporary fixtures and mid-century furnishings.

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 Honeystone

Honeystone

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

An immaculately presented property in the lovely coastal village of Old Hunstanton. Situated in a small, exclusive courtyard development just a few minute’s walk from the beautiful sandy beaches.

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 Ladybird Cottage

Ladybird Cottage

Hunstanton, Norfolk

A wonderful cottage in a quiet location, offering spacious accommodation over two floors with views across to the sea. The beach is just around five minutes walk away.

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 Bay View Apartment

Bay View Apartment

Hunstanton, Norfolk

A refurbished ground floor apartment in a Victorian seaside villa. The accommodation is extremely comfortable with good quality furnishings and fittings.

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 Blue Skies

Blue Skies

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

An attractive modern house on a quiet road just a few minutes walk from the beach, with sea views from the garden and two of the bedrooms. A light and airy, contemporary and comfortable holiday house - Blue Skies is a great place to stay.

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 Levante

Levante

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A stunning architect-designed single storey detached house in a secluded lane in beautiful Old Hunstanton, just a two minute walk from Old Hunstanton's sandy beach and the championship Links Golf Course.

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 The Hen House (Beach Hut)

The Hen House (Beach Hut)

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Newly constructed beach hut, on Old Hunstanton beach, beautifully fitted out.

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 Ebbtide

Ebbtide

Hunstanton, Norfolk

A fabulous upside-down house with magnificent sea views, within walking distance of both the beach and Hunstanton town centre.

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 Little Lalapanzi

Little Lalapanzi

Hunstanton, Norfolk

Located at the light house end of Hunstanton, this romantic luxury self-catering cottage is all on one level and a perfect escape for those who want to be able to walk to the sea and all the amenities that Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton offer, whilst also offering somewhere peaceful and relaxing to return to at the end of the day.

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 The Warren (4)

The Warren (4)

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A gorgeous newly renovated dog-friendly property for a large group, just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of Old Hunstanton. Set in enclosed gardens this wonderful retreat boasts a fabulous hot tub. There is an award winning links golf course close by.

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 The Warren (6)

The Warren (6)

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

A gorgeous newly renovated dog-friendly property for a large group, just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of Old Hunstanton. Set in enclosed gardens this wonderful retreat boasts a fabulous hot tub. There is an award winning links golf course close by.

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 Pebblesden

Pebblesden

Hunstanton, Norfolk

A super three storey modern town house just a hop skip and a jump from the promenade and beach of this popular seaside town; renowned for its wonderful sunsets.

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 Stone Lodge

Stone Lodge

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

This beautifully light and airy flint cottage situated in the coastal village of Old Hunstanton is superbly located for a relaxing beach holiday or weekend away. With Old Hunstanton's beach, pubs, restaurants, sandy beaches and water sports all within easy walking distance, you couldn't find a better spot.

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Burleigh House Hotel

Burleigh House Hotel

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7 Cliff Terrace
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6DY

01485 533080

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Gate Lodge Hotel

Gate Lodge Hotel

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2 Westgate
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5AL

01485 533549

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