Hunstanton Sands

Visit Hunstanton Sands

Blue Flag award winning Hunstanton Sands (also known as Sunny Hunny) is a family friendly sandy beach on the Norfolk coast.

The main beach is backed by holiday parks and has plenty of sea front entertainment along the promenade including amusements parks and the Hunstanton Fun Fair and seas front stalls. The beach is perfect for families with all the traditional seaside attractions, beach huts available to rent and a great beach to explore when the tide goes out revealing rock pools around the groynes.

Nature lovers can enjoy coastal tours on ‘Wiley, the Wash Monster’ amphibious ex military vehicle, or a visit to the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.

Heading north the beach becomes more rugged and is backed by the famous red and white striped cliffs which run for a couple of miles along the coast towards Brancaster. The Norfolk Coast Path runs from here all the way to Sea Palling.

Did you Know? You can take a boat trip from Hunstanton beach and observe Europe’s largest colony of common seals.

Hunstanton Sands has ideal wind conditions for watersports, making it popular for windsurfing, kite-surfing, water-skiing, and sailing.

West facing Hunstanton Sands is one of the best beaches to watch the sunset in Norfolk.

If you are looking for places to stay near Hunstanton beach, there is a choice of holidays cottages and accommodation available near by.

This beach is dog friendly with restrictions in the summer from the power boat ramp to the northern end of the promenade.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Great For Watersports

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

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Getting To Hunstanton Sands

Beach Location

Hunstanton Sands King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE36


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


The nearest train station to Hunstanton Sands beach is Kings Lynn. It is a 25 minute drive to the beach.

Map of Hunstanton Sands

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What’s On along the Coast

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