Hunstanton South Beach
Hunstanton's main beach stretches from the striped cliffs at the north end all the way to the power boat launch ramp.
Facilities at Hunstanton South Beach
Hunstanton South Beach is what many people think of as an old-fashioned seaside resort - beach, promenade, cafes selling ice cream, a funfair and amusement arcades and more. So you can rest assured that you'll find all the facilities you will need here.
There are many cafes and restaurants on the promenade and in the town centre, so you'll easily be able to find somewhere to eat.
There is a beach patrol service on the beach in the summer months, which is responsible for first aid treatment, litter picking, tourist information and the general running of the beach. They do not provide a lifeguard service.
The end of the North Prom is the start of the Norfolk Coast Path.
Things to do at Hunstanton South Beach
The Wash Monsters are two fun amphibious vehicles that you can ride to explore the seaside around Hunstanton.
Hunstanton South Beach is very popular with watersports enthusiasts - you can hire stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, power kites and kite-surfing equipment (with tuition if required) from the watersports specialists on the North Promenade.
Swimming and Rock Pools
Hunstanton South Beach is a great beach for paddling, swimming and rock pooling - the tide goes out a long way, so the water is shallow for a long way.
There is not a pier at Hunstanton! There was once a magnificent Victorian pier (built in 1870), but due to storm damage and fires, nothing is left of the original pier.
Rainbow Park Fun Fair
Sealife Seal Sanctuary
This is a great place to take your kids if they're into animals.
Old Hunstanton Beach
Old Hunstanton Beach is much quieter than its neighbour at Hunstanton town.
Facilities at Old Hunstanton Beach
There are two car parks with access to Old Hunstanton Beach.
Note - the path down to the beach from the cliff top car park is steep with many steps, so it is not suitable for those with mobility issues.
There are public toilets at the Sea Lane car park in Old Hunstanton and in the Cliff Top car park.
There are no lifeguards or beach patrols at Old Hunstanton, even in the summer months.
Things to do at Old Hunstanton Beach
Kids will love to build sandcastles in the soft golden sand and explore the dunes here.
Old Hunstanton Beach is said to be the best beach in England for kite surfing!
Frequently Asked Questions for Hunstanton Beach
Q: Does Hunstanton Have a Sandy Beach?
A: Hunstanton South Beach has a mix of sand and shingle, which is cleaned in the summer by the beach patrols.
Q: Can you take the dogs to Hunstanton Beach?
A: Dogs are not allowed on Hunstanton South Beach (from the power boat launch ramp to the northern end of the promenade) from April to October. They must also be on a lead if they are taken on the promenade between the same two points from April to October.
Q: What are the Tide Times on Hunstanton Beach?
A: You can find the tide times for Hunstanton Beach on this website:
Q: Where can I park at Hunstanton Beach?
A: There are three main car parks in Hunstanton town that are nearest to South Beach : South Prom, Southend and Seagate. The Seagate car park is nearest to the funfair end of the beach.
Q: Are there lifeguards at Hunstanton Beach?
A: There are no active lifeguards on Hunstanton South Beach, but there is a beach patrol team in the summer (April to September). They have a patrol hut on the seafront, where you'll also find a first aid point, and information about the local area and tides.
There are not any lifeguards or beach patrols stationed on Old Hunstanton Beach.
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Hunstanton Beach Postcode for SatNav: PE36 5BF