What is there to do in Old Hunstanton?

Where is Old Hunstanton?

Old Hunstanton is in the North Norfolk area of England in the UK.

It is not far from Hunstanton Town, Sandringham, Kings Lynn and many other Norfolk coastal towns and villages.  

It is funny how you can live so close to an area for most of your life but do not realise it is actually there! Well Old Hunstanton is one of those places. Why have I never been before? It is so peaceful and beautiful!

Where to park in Old Hunstanton?

There are 2 main areas to park in Old Hunstanton.

  • The Beach Car Park
    • Toilets in Car Park
    • Postcode PE36 6JJ
  • The Cliffs Car Park
    • It is by the Old Lighthouse
    • Postcode is PE36 6EL
    • Toilets at Hunstanton side of the car park
    • Views of the beach and sea.
    • Dog poo bins.
    • Lighthouse Café at Hunstanton end of the Car Park

What is there to do and see in Old Hunstanton?

Dog Friendly

Dogs are permitted all year round on Old Hunstanton Beach and our dog Archie loved every second of it. It helped that we had just come out of lockdown and it was a rather chilly day! So, although the tide was in the beach was really quiet allowing him to have a lovely off lead run.

Sandy Beach

When the tide is out you have a huge golden sandy beach. Perfect for a day of relaxing or a long walk with the dog.

Sand Dunes

There is a long stretch of sand dunes at Old Hunstanton, for you to chill and watch the sea.

Beach Huts

There is an amazing array of Beach Huts at Old Hunstanton, of many colour shapes and sizes. The ones I liked the best being a dog owner were the ones with a fenced and gated outside areas. This would be equally a bonus if you were hiring one with a small child as would allow you to relax.

Hiking Trail

Peddar’s Way hiking trail passes through Old Hunstanton on it’s 46 mile journey from Knettishall Heath to Holme-Next-The-Sea

The hiking trail follows an ancient Roman Road through the area.

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path – National Trails

Pitch and Putt

Located on the Cliff Top with fabulous views across the wash. As well as Pitch and Putt it includes a FootGolf route.

Pitch and putt | Pitch and putt | Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk (west-norfolk.gov.uk)

Old Lighthouse

The Old Lighthouse at Old Hunstanton was previously used to keep all the ships and boats safe as they entered the local waters, it is now a Holiday Cottage.

The Old Lighthouse | Norfolk Coast Holiday Cottages

Hunstanton Golf Club

If you climb over the sand dunes you can see the Hunstanton Links Golf Club.

The course is available for visitors to play, there are restrictions though and being a championship links golf course, it is not cheap.

Home | Hunstanton Golf Club

Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat Station

From this station they operate both an Atlantic 85 lifeboat and a rescue hovercraft.

They undertake station exercises on a Sunday morning.

Under normal circumstances you can visit the lifeboat station and they have a shop.

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station – RNLI Lifeboat Stations

Pubs and Hotels

Plus, you can also see Magical sunsets and Spectacular cliffs.

Old Hunstanton is also popular with water sport enthusiasts bringing their own equipment to enjoy the waves.

Hunstanton Town

There is lots to do in Hunstanton, everything you would expect from a British seaside resort, a fairground, Sealife and adventure golf for example. But I will do a fuller review of Hunstanton in a future article.

Depending on where you have parked, Hunstanton is around a mile away from Old Hunstanton.

Here are a few ideas to enhance your next trip to Old Hunstanton

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Please note the links above are affiliate links, which means that we see a very small commission on any of the products you purchase. This will not affect the price you pay and is just a way of supporting our adventures. Thank you for your support. ❤

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