Hunstanton is the perfect base from which to explore the wonderful Norfolk coastline. This seaside town has been a popular holiday resort since the mid 19th century, and has a range of attractions from sandy beaches, magnificent clifftop walks, cycling routes, birdwatching, fishing, rambling along the Norfolk Coast Path and watersports.
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Hunstanton Heritage Gardens
Spectacular sea views between the promenade and the town.
SeaLife, Hunstanton, 0.5 mile
The local aquarium, a short stroll from the Golden Lion Hotel with otters, sealions, penguins, turtles and snakes.
Hunstanton Cliffs, Old Hunstanton Beach 1 mile
The famous red and white striped cliffs at Hunstanton are on England’s South East Coast Path, while the sandy beach is a great destination for all the family, with dunes and chalets lending a traditional seaside air. When the tide is out you can also explore the Wreck of the Steam Trawler Sheraton.
Heacham Manor Golf Club, 2 miles
An American style links course, 18-holes and 6,786 yards, with views of The Wash, a bridge across the Heacham River and other lakes and creeks to keep up the challenge. Visitors are welcome.
Brancaster Beach, 8 miles
A beautiful sandy beach that is curated by the National Trust.
Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve, 10 miles
Just 4kms long and 500 metres wide, Scolt Island comprises sand dunes, salt marsh and mud flats, and features significant populations of uncommon birds and plants. There is a seasonal ferry for visiting and wildlife tours can be arranged.
Sandringham Estate, 10 miles
You can explore the 600-acre country park all year round, with the two waymarked trails through the woodlands and parkland. There is a shop, café, and many events throughout the year including bushcraft classes and Land Rover safaris.
Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 12 miles
A vast area of remarkable beauty, diversity and scientific interest, the north Norfolk coastline offers stunning views, wonderful wildlife and nature, beautiful beaches and coastline to enjoy.
Houghton Hall and Gardens, 14 miles
Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, this remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses with magnificent gardens and sculpture park, art courses and café.
Wells Beach, 17 miles
Another of Norfolk’s many beautiful, dog-friendly sandy beaches with dunes, beach-huts, ice-cream vans and café.
Holkham Hall, 17 miles
A 25,000-acre estate on the North Norfolk coast Holkham Hall is rich in history, architecture and wildlife. There is a stunning walled garden, and regular event such as The Festival of Sport, open air concerts and cinema, exhibitions, theatre and country fairs.