Old Hunstanton is the only west-facing town on the whole of the east coast, this is a postcard-place to enjoy the sun’s soul-stirring descent, the waves turning liquid gold with each passing minute.
Red-and-white striped cliffs, sun-drenched rock pools, carrstone houses overlooking the sea and centuries-old walkways that bring this pretty coastal village together; there are a hundred reasons why Old Hunstanton is the best kind of unique, but none more so than the sunsets that sparkle across the water. That’s its secret sauce.
There really is no better place for the wild at heart. From the beautiful beaches lined with subdued beach huts to the pretty rock formations that envelope the old shipwreck, fish and chip shops to delicious coffee stops, tranquil gardens, walking trails and even its own lighthouse, Sunny Hunny’s old town is where doorstep adventures truly come to life.
The History of Old Hunstanton
Here lies a history unlike anywhere else in North Norfolk. A prehistoric past that dates back to a1500BC when Old Hunstanton was a Neolithic settlement. And yet this is just the origin story of a place packed full of tales, from swashbuckling pirates and daring smugglers to historical architecture that tells a story: the ruins of St Edmund’s Chapel that dates back to 1272, a lighthouse that was first established in1666 and multi-hued cliffs that are rich in the most astoundingly-old fossils.
Whichever piece of the past intrigues you most, Old Hunstanton has a tale worth telling.
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