Norfolk may be best known for its vast expanses of stunning countryside, but its coast is also as beautiful as any in the UK. The collection of pristine beaches and welcoming resorts on the north coast attract huge numbers of visitors to Norfolk each year. Hunstanton Beach is one of the county's most popular resorts. In addition to a gorgeous beach and tons of facilities, the seaside resort is home to some excellent hotels and guest houses.
Hunstanton Beach started life in 1846, when it was built for the expressed purpose of being a holiday destination for travelling Brits. It's easy to see why, as the location is as idyllic today as it was then. What makes Hunstanton Beach unique in this eastern-facing county is that it looks out to the west, which means visitors can enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the ocean. This is a rarity in East Anglia!
The exquisite beach sits below Hunstanton's famous striped cliffs. Whichever direction your head turns, you're met with extraordinary natural beauty. The beach offers something for everyone, too. While mum and dad relax on the beach with a book in hand, the kids can explore the rockpools, which are particularly great at low tide.
Plenty More to See
As an established coastal resort, Hunstanton offers plenty more than just the Blue Flag beach. Visitors to the charming Victorian resort can also try their hand at crazy golf and pitch and putt, or they can take a stroll in the town's stunning gardens and along the horticultural trail.
Hotels in Hunstanton
The north coast boasts some of the best hotels in Norfolk, offering something for every taste and budget.
The Shellbrook is a luxurious four-star hotel, located just a stone's throw from the beach at Hunstanton. Those who are happy to sacrifice this excellent seafront location for even more luxury can head to the five-star Heacham Manor, located a short distance away, close to King's Lynn.
The Bellevue Apartments in Hunstanton offer guests total flexibility. With your own kitchen, you can create your own timetable. This is ideal for those keen to maximise their time soaking up some rays on the sandy beach, which is just across the road.