Old Hunstanton beach is just outside Hunstanton town to the north. The southern section of the beach, in front of St Edmund's Point, is backed by the town's distinctive red and white cliffs. Further north, next to the village of Old Hunstanton, the cliffs give way to sand dunes and a colourful array of beach huts. At low tide, a large expanse of flat sand is revealed which is popular with families. At higher tides, the beach is a popular spot for kite-surfing.
Old Hunstanton Beach is adjacent to the Norfolk Coast Path.
Featured in the Telegraph best British beaches list.
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The tide at Old Hunstanton Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 10:57 PM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 4:56 AM tomorrow.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 7.4°CDetailed weather and tides »
Parking is available next to the beach in Old Hunstanton village, off Sea Lane, or at the top of the cliffs (next to the lighthouse) to the north of Hunstanton town.
Dogs are welcome.
Beach cleaned regularly.
No information available
Good water quality
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From £426.00 per week at Holiday Cottages
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Hunstanton Heritage Centre (1 miles)
Princess Theatre (1 miles)
Paint Me Ceramics and Build-a-Teddy (1.1 miles)
Searles Sea Tours (1.4 miles)
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (1.4 miles)
Norfolk Lavender (3.1 miles)
RSPB Titchwell Marsh (4.5 miles)
All distances are approximate
around 3 miles south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 4 miles by road.
around 4 miles south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 6 miles by road.
around 6 miles south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 8 miles by road.
just over a mile south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 2 miles by road.
Location: Old Hunstanton
Location type: Town
OS Grid: TF678424
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Nearest postcode: PE36 6JJ
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