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Old Hunstanton cliffs

Old Hunstanton [dead link] and Hunstanton [dead link] 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.

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By road[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

On foot[edit]

  • Norfolk Coast Path. A long distance footpath running from the town to Sea Palling but also linking to the Peddlars Way long distance footpath Norfolk Coast Path (Q7051001) on Wikidata Norfolk Coast Path on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

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.


  • 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. Hunstanton Formation (Q5943785) on Wikidata Hunstanton Formation on Wikipedia
  • 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.
  • 3 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 Old Hunstanton Lighthouse (Q7084254) on Wikidata Old Hunstanton Lighthouse on Wikipedia
  • 4 Sea Life (Aquarium), Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, PE36 5BH, +44 1485 533576, . 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..


Town sign


  • 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, . 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..






  • 1 Post Office, 21 High Street, Hunstanton, PE36 5AB.
  • 2 Post Office, 38 Old Hunstanton Road, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6HS.

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