Hunstanton is famous for its striped cliffs and is otherwise known as Sunny Hunny.

The beach and cliffs face west which means they capture the sunshine and are the perfect spots for viewing some spectacular sunsets. The shallow beach runs for two miles along the coast to Brancaster and the tide can go out a mile, allowing rock pools to appear around the groynes.


The cliffs show an amazing slice of Britain’s history over many million years. Here is the geology – White Chalk from the Upper Cretaceous era forms the top layer, followed by a layer of limestone, known as red chalk from the Lower Cretaceous period formed over a period of 15 million years and finally beneath is grey/green Carstone. As both the red and white chalk contains fossils the beach below is a magnet for keen fossil hunters. On top of the striped cliffs is Hunstanton North Promenade, which has lovely gardens and walks overlooking the sea.