Hunstanton does not always live up to its local nickname - "Sunny Hunny". So on days when it is too cold or rainy to laze on one of the wide sandy beaches, here are ten interesting places to visit, and they are all an easy stroll from the town centre.
A good selection of shops with many interesting independent outlets.
You can't miss us, we are situated at the top of The Green overlooking the sea-front.
Hunstanton is a traditional family resort. Summer crowds tend to be smaller now than in the 1980s although the popularity of the town as a tourist destination for day-trippers and holidaymakers has endured, weathering the decline of the British seaside holiday. During the 1990s, businesses in villages south of Hunstanton (Dersingham, Ingoldisthorpe and Snettisham) complained of a loss in trade after being bypassed by the A149, which carries heavy Hunstanton-bound traffic.
The only coastal town in East Anglia where you can see a sunset over the sea!
An electoral ward in the same name exists. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 5,420.
Fine views of Hunstanton when you take a boat trip from the prom.
Walk along Hunstanton prom and enjoy the healthy sea air!
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Plenty of Family Fun & ActivitiesNorfolk has no shortage of exciting things to see and do for all the family.
Look here for attractions in Hunstanton and surrounding Norfolk - sea life centre, theatre, sea tours, fun fair, leisure centre, bowling, golf, nature reserves and much more!
The Princess Theatre is a 472-seat venue, open all year round, hosting a wide variety of shows from comedy to drama, music for all tastes and children’s productions. The venue also has a six-week summer season and an annual Christmas pantomime. Films are screened during the week.
Hunstanton remains one of the countrys most outstanding hidden gems ~ yourgolftravel.com
The coastal cliffs include the type section of the Hunstanton Formation of lower reddish limestone which was laid down during the Lower Cretaceous. This is topped by a white chalk layer from the Upper Cretaceous epoch.
Hunstanton is a 19th-century resort town, initially known as New Hunstanton so distinguished from the adjacent old village from which it took its name. The new town long ago eclipsed the village in scale and population.
Hunstanton has regular markets on Wednesdays and Sundays selling fresh fish and fresh fruit and vegetables. The markets attract greater numbers in the summer months through to the autumn. The principal shopping streets of the town have stone buildings, some with glazed canopies, evoking the Victorian and Edwardian eras of their construction and retaining a mixture of outlets including England's largest joke shop.
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These tickets will only be issued to holiday makers visiting the borough and can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre
"When I first came to the seaside town of Hunstanton I didn’t really know what to expect, but after a number of visits over the last five years I am still entertained by the place. There’s always something new to do, somewhere new to visit. In the town itself there is something for everyone.
Cost just £18.50 and it is valid on all council car parks in the resorts of Hunstanton and Heacham, as well as all LONG TERM council car parks in King's Lynn for a period of seven days from the date of purchase.
Hunstanton Golf Club was founded in 1891 by Hamon Le Strange and is an 18-hole championship links laid out along the sandy coast of Old Hunstanton. Hunstanton links is a classic 'out and back' design, on either side of a central spine or dune ridge. The 12th, 13th and 14th holes play across this ridge.
Hunstanton Golf Club Golf Course Road Old Hunstanton Norfolk PE36 6JQ Tel: (01485) 532811
What are the ingredients of a classic holiday by the sea? How about a lighthouse perched on candy-striped cliffs with rock pools and a shipwreck for the kids to explore on the beach? Welcome to Hunstanton in Norfolk! Hunstanton contains an interesting blend of the jolly things you expect in any seaside resort together with stately Victorian buildings in the quiet residential area containing a good selection of guest houses. And it is all surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
Caravan holidays in Hunstanton's holiday parks offer a wide range of self-catering accommodation including caravans, chalets, lodges and touring pitches. Current offers and late deals are shown when you check availability.
Hunstanton is a connoisseurs golf course jammed full of memorable quality golf holes ~ Top100golfcourses.co.uk
Hunstanton attracts thousands of people annually, some from long distances away, during a week in August, for the ITA Hunstanton Lawn Tennis tournament (the biggest in England after Wimbledon) inaugurated in 1920. All ages can play from the young (Under 8 Round Robin) to the senior veterans. Apart from the tournament, it is a big social event, with many parties often held around the area for all involved, spectators and players.
A frequent bus service operated by Stagecoach (formerly Norfolk Green) and Lynx connects the town to King's Lynn, with other services to Sandringham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham and Cromer.
Hunstanton is certainly Open-calibre in fact reminding us of Royal Troon in Scotland ~ hiddenlinksgolf.com
The town contains several stately Victorian squares. Boston Square provides a view across the Wash to Boston in Lincolnshire. On a clear day, one can see the Boston Stump.
This article was written by a young person who has visited Hunstanton with his family.
One of the most welcoming clubs we have ever experienced ~ hiddenlinksgolf.com
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The Smithdon High School (formerly known as Hunstanton Secondary Modern School) is an early building designed by the architects Peter and Alison Smithson, built between 1949 and 1954 and of international architectural significance and a quite extraordinarily radical building to have been commissioned in north-west Norfolk. It is a Grade II* listed building.
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.
The town has hosted several international sporting events including the 2005 World Water Ski Racing Championships.
Hunstanton Concert Band plays at events in and around Hunstanton performing at a wide variety of venues including churches, fêtes, concerts and the town's band-stand. The Deaf Havana album Fools and Worthless Liars featured a track called 'Hunstanton Pier', a nostalgic recollection of the town where James Veck-Gilodi, the band's lead singer, grew up.
Hunstanton is home to a fairground, aquarium and seal sanctuary, leisure pool, theatre, large caravan parks with amenities (Searle's Holiday Park opened in 1936), a number of amusement arcades and a long promenade. In good weather, boats run by Searle's carry tourists out to view both grey and common seals that have colonised sand bars in the Wash and to the north of Norfolk. The centrepiece of the town remains the large sloping green, which runs from one end of High Street to the promenade.
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Hunstanton railway station offered services to King's Lynn until 1969, when it was closed along with the whole branch line.