Self-catering properties in Old Hunstanton
From beach combing to bird watching and everything in between, there is plenty to keep you busy when you stay at one of our perfectly placed properties in Old Hunstanton.
Choose to spend your summer holiday enjoying fresh sea breezes from the top of an Old Lighthouse or enjoying a sun-filled breakfast on the veranda of the characterful Hippisley Hut. Perhaps you’re looking for a luxury lodge cottage with a south-facing balcony or searching for a beautiful bungalow with enclosed private garden at our Sea Salt self-catering property in Old Hunstanton. Older couples and friends find the latter more appealing while families with older kids love the novelty of staying in a lighthouse (and, being relatively young, don’t mind all those stairs).
One of Britain’s best beaches
One of the biggest draws for holiday makers keen on staying in one of our self-catering properties in Old Hunstanton is, of course, the beautiful beach. A far cry from the pebble beach of Hunstanton’s main beach, the Old Hunstanton Beach is a haven of soft golden sand and can be found directly in front of the village via the Holme Dunes.
Surrounded by brightly-coloured beach huts, dunes and with the cliffs as a stunning backdrop, it’s easy to spend an entire day here with little ones building sand castles and running in and out of the sea. Adults too can enjoy a little sea swimming at this west-facing sheltered spot, renowned locally as a popular Norfolk sun-trap.
Holme Beach. At low tide it’s possible to walk from here all the way to the huge Holme Beach. A dog-friendly location which is also popular with holidaymakers booking self-catering properties in Old Hunstanton, swathes of the beach are fenced off during bird nesting season.
Holme Beach is especially famous for an exciting archaeological find back in 1989 – a 4000-year-old Bronze Age monument. It takes the form of an upturned tree trunk surrounded by ancient fencing and today can be found displayed at King’s Lynn museum.
Hunstanton Beach. The newer Hunstanton also has a beach but there’s no sand. Like many beaches in Norfolk and Suffolk it’s covered in pebbles. However, the kids will still love it since there are plenty of donkey rides, a fairground and ice creams to be enjoyed. What more do you need when staying at one of our self-catering properties in Old Hunstanton with little ones who love being active.
Great golfing courses nearby
Hunstanton Golf Club offers a premier 18-hold championship links course where players can enjoy watching the sunset over the sea during an evening game. The 125-year-old course is surrounded by dunes and links grasses and is regarded as one of Britain and Ireland’s ‘Top 100’ courses.
Families and friends who don’t play golf can still enjoy refreshments at the 19th hole while they wait for their companion’s game to end. Visitors can experience the delights of this lovely old course for £110 from April to September.
Wonderful walks on Norfolk Coastal Path
All the family can enjoy a walk along the Peddars Way Coastal Path Walk. The terrain is flat so the hike isn’t arduous. There’s also plenty to see, from cliffs, mudflats and dunes to marshes, small islands and harbours. See how many seals you can spot too!
The entire route is 93 miles long, but join at Hunstanton and walk as far as you fancy towards Cromer or southwards, heading for Swaffham. If you find the walking a bit much, hop on to a passing bus. There are buses running between Cromer and Swaffham every half hour during busy summer periods. Although, really, you shouldn’t be looking to rush around while staying at one of our self-catering properties in Old Hunstanton
Finding feathered friends
Bird lovers are pretty much in paradise when they come to Norfolk, especially this part of the county. Sea birds, such as the Pied Avocet wader can be found breeding in the 470-acre nature reserve at the salt marsh Nature Reserve at Home Dunes. Other visitors to the area include wheatears and warblers during the colder autumn months.
At the 17-acre chalk downland that is Ringstead Downs Nature Reserve, it’s often possible to spot a yellowhammer and linnet. Botanists will also appreciate a fair number of native plant species not found anywhere else in the UK, such as dwarf thistle and rock rose.
Book your self-catering property today
As you can see, there are plenty of pursuits for all ages to engage in when you book one of our self-catering properties in Old Hunstanton. Take a look at our self-owned properties today and see which one you prefer. We also advise to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We’re open all year round so if you can’t make summer – enjoy a bracing winter break instead.