With its spectacular sunsets and striped cliffs, the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton is one of Norfolk’s most distinctive seaside resorts.
Famous for being the only town on the East coast of England that actually faces West, makes “Sunny Hunny” truly unique where you can sit back and relax while watching the sun setting over the sea.
Developed as a seaside resort by Henry L’Estrange in the mid-1800s, Hunstanton today boasts a variety of charming Victorian attractions, a wide sandy beach and award-winning floral displays in the stunning Esplanade Gardens, part of the town’s Horticultural Trail, which is particularly impressive in spring and summer.
Away from the seafront, Hunstanton’s historic town centre has a quiet village feel with local carrstone cottages, traditional pubs, tea rooms and independent shops. Welcoming pubs, modern restaurants and traditional cafés can all be found in and around Hunstanton.
North Norfolk, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is within easy reach from Hunstanton. Dotted with award-winning blue flag beaches, the North Norfolk coast is perfect for walking the many well sign-posted trails, birdwatching at the two local RSPB reserves and sampling (after picking it yourself) a few local seafood specialities such as samphire and crabs.