{{ message }}

Admin Page Edit

Hunstanton

{{ event.title }}

{{ event.start_time }} to {{ event.stop_time }} at {{ event.venue_name }}

{{ event.description }}

Old Hunstanton  and Hunstanton are an adjoining town and village on the Norfolk coast. Known for being one of the few (or only) places on the east coast in England where the sun can be seen to set over the sea, the two places combine ancient heritage with traditional English seaside resort thrills.

Get in

By road

The A149 is an 85 mile long coastal road that stretches from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth. The road runs directly around the border of the town, with the B1161 (or "Oasis Way") leading off into the centre. A scenic and enjoyable route, though difficult for HGVs at places.

It is also possible to reach Hunstanton by North Beach Rd from the neighbouring village of Heacham. However, be aware that this is a narrow gravel road with no markings and is prone to flooding in poor weather conditions.

By train

Although without a station of its own since 1969, Hunstanton is connected directly to King's Lynn railway station by numerous bus services, including the Norfolk Green 10/11 and Coasthopper.

By bicycle

Two long distance cycle paths both passing 2 miles S of town:

  • National Cycle Route 1. (section called the Norfolk Coast Cycleway)
  • 1 Peddars Way Cycle Route.

On foot

  • Norfolk Coast Path. A long distance footpath running from the town to Sea Palling but also linking to the Peddlars Way long distance footpath

Get around

The Hunstanton area is relatively small and therefore there is only really the need to walk. To get to other villages, the Coasthopper bus is recommended.

See

  • 1 The Red & White cliffs. This famous, unique geological phenomenon that stretches from the new town into the old village beaches is a true 'postcard picture' place. Good for fossil hunters. Watch out for fulmars that nest in the cliffs.
  • 2 St Edmund's Chapel ruins. The arch of this Norman chapel dating from 1272 is now all that remains, but it is still an intriguing historical site.
  • Old Hunstanton Lighthouse. a lighthouse only by name, as the actual beacon was removed in 1922, this building is unusual in appearance and lies on the border between the town and village
  • 4 Sea Life (Aquarium), Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, PE36 5BH, ☏ +44 1485 533576, ✉ slchunstanton@merlinentertainments.biz. M-F 10:00-16:00 (last entry 15:00). Sa Su 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:00).. £15.60 (child under 3 free). Discounted for online ticket purchase..

Do

  • 1 Blackbeard's Adventure Crazy Golf, Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, PE36 5BH (Beside Sea Life Centre.), ☏ +44 1485 535737. Daily 09:00-19:00.. 18 hole adventure golf. Picnics allowed. Snacks available. On-site restaurant. £20 per family..
  • CHS Pier Amusements
  • Norfolk Lavender.
  • Princess Theatre & Cinema.
  • Searles Sea Tours, ☏ +44 1485 534444, ✉ seatours@searles.co.uk.
  • 2 Hunstanton Watersports (Kite surfing & windsurfing lessons), North Promenade, Hunstanton, ☏ +44 1485 534455, ✉ info@hunstantonwatersports.com. M-Sa 10:00-16:00.. Sales and tuition. Also paddle boarding. RYA Approved training centre.
  • Heacham Manor Golf Club, Hunstanton Rd, Heacham, PE31 7JX, ☏ +44 1485 536030. 18 hole golf course.

Buy

  • 1 Tesco (Superstore/Supermarket), Southend Rd, Hunstanton, PE36 5AR, ☏ +44 345 677 9370. M-Sa 06:00-00:00. Su 10:00-16:00.. Petrol station. ATMs. Wi-Fi. Cafe (shorter hours)
  • 2 Sainsburys (Supermarket), 88 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5EP, ☏ +44 1485 534438. M-Sa 08:00-21:00. Su 10:00-16:00. ATMs
  • 3 The Norfolk Deli, 16 Greevegate, Hunstanton, PE36 6AA, ☏ +44 1485 535540, ✉ info@norfolk-deli.co.uk. M-Sa 08:30-17:00. Su 10:00-16:00.. Free delivery within 5 miles.
  • Lots of gift shops and novelty shops around the town.
  • 4 Boots (Pharmacy), 19 High St, Hunstanton, PE36 5AB, ☏ +44 1485 532228. M-Sa 08:30-17:30. Su 10:00-15:00..

Cyclists

  • 5 Fatbirds (Cycle shop), 12 Kings Lynn Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5HP, ☏ +44 1485 535875, ✉ info@fatbirds.co.uk. M-Sa 09:00-17:30. Sales, accessories and repairs.

Eat

  • 1 The Neptune Restaurant, 85 Old Hunstanton Rd, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6HZ, ☏ +44 1485 532122, ✉ reservations@theneptune.co.uk. Tu-Sa 19:00-21:00. su 12:00-13:30 & 19:00-21:00.. Also accommodation.
  • 2 The Northgate Indian Restaurant, 8-9 Northgate Precinct, Northgate, Hunstanton, PE36 6EA, ☏ +44 1485 535005. Daily 17:00-23:00.
  • 3 Fishers of Hunstanton (Fish & Chip Restaurant & take-away), 2-4 Greevegate, Hunstanton, PE36 6BJ, ☏ +44 1485 532487.
  • 4 Spice Garden (Indian Tandoori restaurant), 14 High St, Heacham, PE31 7ER, ☏ +44 1485 579 393. Daily 17:00-23:30.

Drink

  • 1 Salad Bowl Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour, Cliff Parade, Hunstanton, PE36 6DP, ☏ +44 1485 534768.
  • 2 Honeystone (Pub, restaurant, B&B), 10 Southend Rd, Hunstanton, PE36 5AW, ☏ +44 1485 534463, ✉ honeystone.hunstanton@marstons.co.uk.
  • 3 Costa Coffee, 26 High St, Hunstanton, PE36 5AF. M-Sa 08:00-18:00. Su 09:00-17:00..
  • 4 The Ancient Mariner Inn, Golf Course Rd, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6JJ, ☏ +44 1485 534411. Also food.

Sleep

  • 1 Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton Rd, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6HH, ☏ +44 1485 533486, ✉ mail@caleyhallhotel.co.uk. AA 3 star hotel with 40 rooms. Dogs allowed (charged for). Free Wi-Fi.
  • 2 Magazine Wood B&B, Peddars Way, Sedgeford, Hunstanton (Sedgeford is signposted at Lavender Corner on the main road into Hunstanton), ☏ +44 1485 570422. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Bed and breakfast overlooking the North Norfolk coast. Set in 3 acres of park and woodland looking over the coast from the village of Sedgeford. Villages such as Burnham Market, Brancaster, Thornham and Holme are a few minutes drive away. £40.
  • 3 The Shellbrooke Guest House, 9 Cliff Terrace, Hunstanton, PE36 6DY, ☏ +44 1485 532289, ✉ info@theshellbrooke.co.uk. Also restaurant.
  • 4 The Lodge, Old Hunstanton Rd, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6HX, ☏ +44 1485 532896, ✉ info@thelodgehunstanton.co.uk. 3*. Also restaurant and bar.
  • 5 YHA Backpackers Hostel, 15 Avenue Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5BW, ☏ +44 345 371 9639, ✉ hunstanton@yha.org.uk. Check-in: 17:00-21:30, check-out: 08:00-10:00. Reception 08:00-10.00 & 17:00-21:30.
  • 6 The Gate Lodge Guest House, 2 Westgate, Hunstanton, PE36 5AL, ☏ +44 1485 533549, ✉ info@gatelodge-guesthouse.co.uk. Free Wi-Fi.
  • 7 Cori House B&B, 9 Church St, Hunstanton, PE36 5HA, ☏ +44 1485 533034, ✉ enquiries@corihouse.co.uk. Check-in: 16:00-22:00, check-out: by 10:30. Min 2 night stays at weekends. Free Wi-Fi. £37.50-£52.50 per person per night (discounts for stays over 3 nights)..
  • 8 Rose & Crown, Old Church Rd, Snettisham PE31 7LX, ☏ +44 1485 541382. Characterful 14th C pub with rooms, great dining. B&B double £120.

Connect

Stay healthy

  • 3 Nearest Accident & Emergency: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Casualty or the Emergency Room), Gayton Road, King's Lynn, PE30 4ET (17 miles to S). 24/7.
  • 4 Hunstanton Medical Practice (GP or Primary Healthcare), Valentine Rd, Hunstanton, PE36 5DN, ☏ +44 1485 532 859. M 08:00-18:30. Tu 08:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:30. W 08:00-18:30. Th 08:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:30. F 08:00-18:30..
  • 5 Hunstanton Dental Practice, 38 Northgate, Hunstanton, PE36 6DR, ☏ +44 1485 532486. M 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00. Tu 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00. W 08:00-15:00. Th 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00. F 08:00-15:00.
  • 6 Lincolnshire Co-op Pharmacy, 8 Valentine Rd, Hunstanton, PE36 5DN, ☏ +44 1485 532829. M-F 08:30-18:00 (Pharmacist normally at lunch 13:00-14:00, store remains open)..

Go next

  • Blakeney (Norfolk) to see seal colony and Cley Marshes nature reserve.
  • Wells-next-the-Sea


Current Weather: {{ weather.desc }}

Temperature: {{ weather.tempf }}°F / {{ weather.tempc }}°C

Air pressure: {{ weather.pressure }} hPa

Humidity:{{ weather.humidity }}%

Windspeed: {{ weather.windspeed }} m/s

Direction

Sunrise: {{ weather.sunrise }}

Sunset: {{ weather.sunset }}

Site issues? Contact Us