Old Hunstanton Parking
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Old Hunstanton is a great summer vacation spot in Norfolk in the east of England. It is known for the sandy beach that is popular with tourists, kite surfers and families. Interestingly, Old Hunstanton Beach faces west so you are able to watch the sunset from this idyllic spot.
Old Hunstanton is a quiet village over winter - at one point in 2001 the population dropped to under 50 people. People have since moved back to the village which now has a population of around 550. Although the village is small, there are still a handful of cafes, pubs and shops with accommodation available as well.
The beach at Old Hunstanton is popular with families as it’s sandy shores slope gently into the sea making it a reasonably safe swimming spot. It’s also a great place for a family photo with stunning cliffs, golden sands and of course the sea. Dogs are allowed on Old Hunstanton beach, and it is also a good spot for kitesurfing.
Most people come to Old Hunstanton for the wonderful beach, but there’s some history to explore nearby too. Old Hunstanton Lighthouse is now decommissioned, and the current building dates back to 1840, although there has been a lighthouse on the cliffs since the 17th century. The lighthouse was home to the World’s First Parabolic Reflector, and it’s white exterior is popular with photographers.
If you’re visiting Old Hunstanton Lighthouse keep an eye out for the ruins of St Edmund’s Chapel. The remaining stone archway lines up perfectly with the lighthouse, so take the opportunity to grab a unique photograph. The parish church of St Mary is also Grade-I listed and dates back to the 1300s.
This quiet village is located next to ‘New Hunstanton’ or as it is known now, Hunstanton. This larger town has its own character, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for in Old Hunstanton, it’s newer sibling has a few more shops and restaurants.
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Old Hunstanton parking is available at the Clifftop car park off Lighthouse Close. It is conveniently located to provide access to the beach, historic lighthouse and the Lighthouse Cafe.
There are 1500 spaces at the Clifftop car park which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Charges vary depending on which season you visit Old Hunstanton in, so check current prices below:
Off-peak 1 September to 30 June 9:00am - 4:59pm:
- 1 hour - £2.00
- 2 hours - £4.00
- 3 hours - £5.00
- All day - £6.00
Peak 1 July to 31 August 9:00am - 4:59pm:
- 1 hour - £2.00
- 2 hours - £4.00
- 3 hours - £5.00
- All day - £7.00
Evening charges for the Clifftop car park apply between 5:00pm and 8:59pm at £2.00. There are no disabled spaces at this car park or electric charging points.
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Hunstanton is the larger, newer town along the coast from Old Hunstanton. It has a few more shops, restaurants and cafes and is also home to Sea Life Hunstanton. This family-friendly aquarium has a seal rehabilitation and rescue centre, an otter river and popular ocean tunnel. Sea Life Hunstanton is open 7 days a week between 11:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
If you are travelling to Old Hunstanton it is worth stopping at Norfolk Lavender. This lavender farm was founded back in 1932 and is a fabulous place to stop for an afternoon with a cafe, gift shop and around 100 acres of lavender. It is open 10:00am to 5:00pm everyday.
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By Train: If you are travelling from London you can catch the LNER or Great Northern line to King’s Lynn, and from there you will need to bus to Old Hunstanton.
By Bus: There is a bus stop located on Waterworks Road in Old Hunstanton. The 36 Coastliner runs to the village from Hunstanton, Heacham and King’s Lynn.
By Car: If you are travelling from Norwich follow the A1067, A148 and B1454 to Waterworks Road. If you are travelling from Cambridge follow the A10, or from London follow the A11 to the A10 to the A149.
Disabled Parking in Old Hunstanton
Parking in Old Hunstanton for disabled visitors is limited. The Clifftop car park does not have any marked disabled spaces.
There are marked disabled parking spaces in nearby Hunstanton including 8 at the South Prom car park, 7 at the Southend car park and 4 on Valentine Road. Standard charges apply for these car parks.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Old Hunstanton, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Hunstanton. The closest ones to Old Hunstanton are:
- Best Western Le Strange Arms Hotel
- Central Car Park, Hunstanton
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Is there a lifeguard service at Old Hunstanton Beach?
No, there are no lifeguards at Old Hunstanton Beach.
Can you walk from Hunstanton Beach to Old Hunstanton Beach?
Yes, you can walk between the 2 beaches. There is also a coastal path that takes you along the cliff tops by the historic lighthouse.
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