Hunstanton Beach North Norfolk Cliffs

Wells next the Sea, North Norfolk

Situated in North West Norfolk, Hunstanton is a great example of a traditional seaside town. Established in the mid 1800’s as a resort by the Le Strange family of neighbouring Old Hunstanton the town still shows it’s victorian roots, from its architecture and long promenade to victorian gardens which you’ll find situated on the cliff top over looking Hunstanton Beach. For many people driving from northern counties Hunstanton marks the first family friendly beach on the North Norfolk Coast so it is particularly popular on summer days and holidays. If you are looking to entertain the family in North Norfolk there are so many things to do in Hunstanton. With the town facing west over the wash you don’t have far to walk to the family friendly beach with its near by amusements, bowling alley and sea life centre. To the south of town you’ll find Hunstanton fairground which offers all the favourites including waltzers, merry-go-round, dodgems and a ghost train while in contrast North of the town is much calmer with vast iconic orange and white cliffs towering over the Hunstanton Beach. With its mix of both counter and table service, Hunstanton Restaurants offer a variety of cuisine including Indian, bistro style dining, greasy spoons, American and serval fish and chip shops which as expected can have queues snaking out the door during high summer, much to the sea gulls delight.

Don’t miss

Catch a swinner; Wells is a great spot to do some crabbing (gillying as it is known locally). Salt and vinegar sprinkled over hot fish and chips on the Quay. Hiring a hut on Wells Beach, call Pinewoods for details. Catching the Light Railway to Walsingham, you can find it just outside Wells on the coast road. A walk on the beach with the dog followed by a Wash n Wag self service dog wash at The Beach Cafe. Woodfired pizza in the courtyard at The Globe. An eye catching collection of printmakers work at Quay Art. Freshly caught, local seafood at Wells Crab House. Taking the alpacas for a walk around the Town. Stargazing from outside in the copper soak tubs in the rooms at The Crown Hotel. Finding the quiet courtyard at BANG in Wells for a spot of lunch in the sun. Bagging yourself a new house plant or to from Bringing the outside in.

Wells next the Sea Beach

Perfect Beach For: Exploring the Pinewoods then relaxing in one of the many rented beach huts.

Type: Sand

Lifeguard Service: RNLI Beach Lifeguards on duty during the peak summer months. Port of Wells patrol from the water at high tide during the peak summer months.

Dog Friendly: Yes, dogs are allowed on the beach left of the second set of steps all year round.

Did you know?

The Wells and Walsingham light railway is the longest narrow gauge steam railway in the world.

Key Events Wells next the Sea

Wells Carnival 30th July 2021 – 8th August 2021

North Norfolk Triathlon 19th September 2021

Wells Christmas Tide 4th December 2021

Wells next the Sea Public Toilets

You’ll find public toilets at the following locations:

View a map of all Hunstanton Public Toilets here.

South < Heacham

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