Old Hunstanton Beach

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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

Norfolk dog friendly beaches »


  • Kite surfing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



PE36 6JJ

OS grid ref.

TF 6821 4267


Pay-on-entry parking is available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Old Hunstanton Beach Reviews

Old Hunstanton Beach

May 04th 2022

We had a fabulous walk on Hunstanton Beach today. The tide was out and our two dogs had a great time, we could walk for miles. No signs of uncollected dog pooh and we cleared up after our dogs.  Beautiful!


Ms Freya Violet Locke
Aug 21st 2021

My dog and I have a great time here!

Apr 28th 2021

Love this beach, and plenty of space for everyone. Norfolk is a dog-friendly place and families without pets can enjoy a dog-free experience in Hunstanton during high season.  I’ve seen more abandoned crocs and bucket and spades than uncollected dog-poo.


Apr 07th 2021

Really nice location. Too many dogs off leads bothering people unfortunately. Also even in the rare instance owners do pick up the poop they leave the little bags laying around. It’s a shame because I would like to able to bring my young children here. I did meet a young woman who said she picks up rubbish and poop people leave behind which is commendable but really people need to clean up after themselves.

What did we get wrong?