The Beach Guide

Old Hunstanton Beach

Old Hunstanton Beach - Norfolk

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Set a little way to the north of Hunstanton is the pleasant little village of Old Hunstanton. Just far enough from the resort town of Hunstanton the village manages to retains its own character.

The beach itself is a world away from the pebbles of Hunstanton main beach. Instead it is an expanse of fine golden sand, backed by dunes and the renown striped cliffs. With the sand gently sloping into the sea this beach is generally safe making it ideal for families.

Obviously somewhere that sounds this great is going to be popular and Old Hunstanton beach is. Fortunately there is always plenty of sand here, so even during the height of summer you'll be able to find yourself somewhere to spread out.

Like Hunstanton, Old Hunstanton is part of the only stretch of Norfolk's coast to face west - well worthy of note considering Norfolk is on the East coast of England. This means not only is the beach here sheltered but that it's a great spot to take in a sunset.

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Lifeguard service


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Dogs allowed

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    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    PE36 6JJ

    OS grid ref.

    TF 6821 4267

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    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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