Hunstanton

Hunstanton 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. 

Start your day with a visit to the Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre (TIC), situated in the distinctive Town Hall. Here you can find out more about the town and pick up information about things to do.

Explore the town on the Wolf Trail – a short walk exploring the gardens and cliff top scenery to trace the story of St Edmund or admire Hunstanton’s parks and gardens on the Horticultural Trail. You can pick up leaflets from the TIC.

Spend some time on Hunstanton’s Blue Flag status beach  - build some sand castles, go for a paddle or do some fossil hunting.

Follow the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path a short distance to reach Old Hunstanton. 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. Walk across the sand dunes and have an ice cream at the Old Beach Cafe.

Continue along the National Trail to Holme next the Sea and visit the Holme Dunes Nature Reserve. The Reserve is home to a rich variety of animals and plants and is renowned for sightings of rare birds. There is a Visitor Centre with a small shop selling gifts and light refreshments.

If you get tired on the walk back pick up the Land Train which will take you from the the lighthouse at Old Hunstanton back to Hunstanton.

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