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Old Hunstanton Beach

(Hunstanton Cliffs Beach, St Edmund's Point)

Norfolk, England

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A popular sandy beach backed by cliffs and dunes.

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.


Weather and tides for Saturday 10 December

Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 9mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 19%
Min temp. -3°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 7mph

The tide at Old Hunstanton Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 2:10 PM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 7:26 PM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

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Recommended holiday cottages near Old Hunstanton Beach

Things to do and see in the area

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

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Location: Old Hunstanton

Location type: Town

OS Grid: TF678424

County: Norfolk

Country: England

Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Parish: Hunstanton

Nearest postcode: PE36 6JJ

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Visitor information for Old Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Sat, 10 Dec 2022 09:23:18 +0000