"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Hunstanton - Main Beach

Hunstanton is a popular Norfolk coastal holiday resort with a largely sandy beach and is one of the few beaches in Norfolk to face west. The tide retreats to expose a wide sandy beach, with some stones and rock pools near the red and white striped cliffs at the north end. The majority of beach exposed at low tide is very gently shelving. Tidal movement stirs up sand and sediment in the sea and makes it look cloudy. The beach is backed by a promenade and the town.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Hunstanton

Local authority: Norfolk County Council

OS Grid Reference: TF671405

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Hunstanton - Main Beach

  • Rainbow Park (0m)
  • Swimming at Oasis Leisure (0m)
  • Ice Skating at Oasis Leisure (0m)
  • The Fun Castle at Oasis Leisure (0m)
  • BlackBeards Adventure Golf (0m)
  • Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (0m)
  • Paint Me Ceramics (0m)
  • Captain Willies Activity Centre (0m)
  • Le Strange Old Barns; Antiques, Arts and Craft Centre (1m)
  • Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn (2m)
  • Norfolk Lavender Limited (2m)
  • Norfolk Lavender (2m)
  • Holme Bird Observatory Reserve (3m)
  • Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre (3m)
  • RSPB Snettisham Nature Reserve (4m)
  • Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (4m)

Tourist Information

Hunstanton
Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
The Green
Norfolk
England
PE36 6BQ

Phone 01485 532 610
Email hunstanton.tic@west-norfolk.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 26 May

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SE
Pressure 1023
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 62%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 23°C
(feels like 21°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 51%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 23°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 50%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ESE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:58 BST
(00:58 GMT)
High Tide
07:15 BST
(06:15 GMT)
Low Tide
14:25 BST
(13:25 GMT)
High Tide
19:33 BST
(18:33 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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The only coastal town in East Anglia to face west. Hunstanton is known for its famous red and white striped cliffs. The tide retreats to expose a large sandy beach, which can become crowded in the summer.

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