About Hunstanton, England
Hunstanton is a beautiful seaside town on the north-east coast of Norfolk, east coast of England. It is a popular tourist and watersport destination, largely due to its west-facing beach, which catches plenty of sun and gives the town its nickname of 'Sunny Hunny'.
The large and expansive sandy beach benefits from a shallow shelving sea-bed. This creates some nice flat water at low tide for the freestyle enthusiast, and means beginners and students won’t find themselves out of their depth or comfort zone. Best at low tide, when the sandbar emerges on the outside and the water is butter-flat, once the tide creeps up towards the groynes, it’s time to pack up and head round to Old Hunstanton.
This spot works with winds blowing from the southwest and west, right round to a northerly, although a southwesterly is generally best.
Traveling to Hunstanton, England
Hunstanton’s rail link with King’s Cross via King’s Lynn means it is just a two-hour journey from the capital – making it a great alternative to popular venues such as Southend and Brighton. If you are driving, you will find Hunstanton on the A149 coast road, which connects with the A47 (Midlands), A10 (Cambridge, London via M11), and A17 (Lincolnshire). Air travel is also possible, with Norwich International Airport around 45 miles (72km) away, with direct flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Manchester all year round, and Jersey and Guernsey in holiday season, as well as thousands of international connections via Amsterdam.
Facilities At Hunstanton, England
Hunstanton boasts a wealth of hotels and campsites, along with great places to eat and drink, and plenty of opportunity for outdoor leisure nearby, with the rest of the North Norfolk coast within easy reach. Close to the green on the seafront, you will find parking next to the Sailing Club.