Hunstanton is one of the very few places on the east coast of England where you can watch the beautiful sunset over the sea. The town faces west over The Wash and along the sandy beach you will find stunning red limestone cliffs topped with white chalk. The town takes its name from an adjacent old village and has overshadowed the village in scale following growth as a resort in the 19th century. Although a traditional family holiday resort, Hunstanton crowds tend to be smaller than seen in other coastal resorts. The high street and shopping areas have stone buildings which reflect the Victorian and Edwardian eras of their construction.
Hunstanton is a traditional Victorian seaside town. There are many period town houses and family homes, built from local carr stone. You will also find mid-century bungalows, family homes and modern apartments. Rows of Victorian terraces provide excellent homes in the town centre while imposing Victorian town houses overlook the seafront.
What you’ll get for your money
Typically, a one-bedroom apartment in Hunstanton sells for around £100,000 - £120,000 and prices increase to £500,000 for large detached family homes. If you’re looking to let, then expect to achieve in the region of £104 per week for a one-bedroom flat to £179 per week for a three-bedroom detached house.
What else can you expect from Hunstanton?
There are small, regular markets in Hunstanton, every Wednesday and Sunday and a mixture of outlets in the town centre. The town holds an annual carnival and each year and on Christmas Day, people swim in The Wash to raise money for charity. The town of King’s Lynn is close by as is the royal Sandringham Estate with its historic house and woodland walks.
Hunstanton is on the A149 coast road. The nearest railway station is King’s Lynn with frequent train services to London King’s Cross with a journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes. The Coasthopper bus service connects the town to local villages, North Norfolk coastal towns and King’s Lynn.
The local governing authority is the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Council Tax band information can be found here.Hunstanton is home to independent co-educational prep school, Glebe House. There is a primary schools and secondary school in the town. Performance league tables can be seen here.
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