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What to do in Hunstanton

About Hunstanton

The picturesque beach town of Hunstanton is perfect for idyllic holidays. Enjoy lazy boat rides or walk along the seashore to catch the sunset or sunrise light up the area's famous red-and-white striped cliffs. The town is divided into old Hunstanton, which is more of a secluded village, and new Hunstanton. The latter, simply referred to as Hunstanston, is the more modern part. A long promenade, numerous amusement arcades, a theatre, leisure pool, aquarium, seal sanctuary, and fairgrounds are some of the area's main points of interest. Look for the large sloping green that stretches from the promenade to the High Street, and take your family to Rainbow Park's carnival rides, fly kites together, and collect seashells. For the best selection of cheap hotels in Hunstanton at the lowest prices, use eDreams' reliable search engine.

What to see in Hunstanton

Go for a walk and literally smell the flowers at Norfolk Lavender Farm before collecting some flowers yourself and seeing how aromatic oils are extracted at the site's lavender oil distillery. The town markets, held every Wednesday and Sunday, are fun affairs where you can pick up the best of local produce. Check out SEA LIFE, a sanctuary for rare manta rays, turtles, sea horses, crocodiles, penguins, seals, and jellyfish, or take a boat excursion to the sandbars at the Wash, where you can see grey and common seals in their natural surroundings.

Among Hunstanton's main attractions are the new bowling alley and arcade complex on the pier, and Heacham Beach and Holme Beach, 2 miles from each other. Bring your family to Snettisham Park Farm to see deer roam and feed them by hand, or to Oasis Sports Center, where the kids will love swimming and the water slides. Take a camera with you to Snettisham RSPB Reserve to capture spectacular shots of the wild, open area and migrating birds. Before winding up your holiday, take a leisurely walk on Norfolk Coast Path, and if it’s a bit rainy or chilly for outdoor activities, drop by at Farmer Fred’s Adventure Play Barn. To see some of the city's most scenic natural attractions, stroll along the 1.5-mile Bloom Horticultural Trail.

Where to stay in Hunstanton

The north part of Hunstanton, where many old houses have been converted into hotels you can book online, is a good place to look for accommodation options. For a step back in time, stay in a traditional Victorian house boasting local red Carr stone and brick, Gothic-style terraces, and 19th-century furnishings. Several hotels in Hunstanton are set on grand Victorian squares, such as Boston Square, which has great views across the Wash to Lincolnshire. If you prefer more Edwardian-style accommodations or modern options, check out hotel offers near the lighthouse.

The area's attractions, easily accessible from hotels in the busier parts of town, include Sandringham House, which comprises the Queen's country retreat and a museum and garden for visitors; Burnham Market, possibly Norfolk’s best-preserved village and home to several friendly neighbourhood shops; and Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, one of England's top 20 courses. Holidaymakers also love strolling along the area's open beaches, sometimes just steps from their hotels. There's also King's Lynn, a market and seaport town – it's a popular pick among travellers because of its frequent bus service covering the 12-mile trip to Hunstanton.

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