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Camping in Hunstanton

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Camping in Hunstanton
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Experience the charm of Hunstanton, a quaint coastal gem nestled in West Norfolk, renowned for its breathtaking sea vistas. Affectionately dubbed "Sunny Hunny" by locals, this graceful Victorian resort has graced the Norfolk coast since 1846.

Embark on a camping escapade in Hunstanton, where the Norfolk Coast serves as your picturesque playground! Our Hunstanton campsite offers an idyllic base for exploration. With pristine beaches and scenic countryside strolls just a stone's throw away, adventure beckons at every turn. Whether you crave tranquil outdoor serenity or exhilarating exploration, Hunstanton promises an unforgettable camping experience.

Discover the allure of Hunstanton's beaches, where South Beach and Old Hunstanton stand as the essance of coastal splendor.

Explore Hunstanton's coastal charm! Known as "Sunny Hunny," this Victorian resort offers stunning sea views since 1846. Camp with us for easy access to Norfolk's beaches and countryside.

Experience the beauty of South Beach and Old Hunstanton, where sunsets paint the sky in Norfolk's sunny embrace.

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Why go Camping in Hunstanton?

Camping in Hunstanton, Norfolk offers an unbeatable blend of coastal charm and endless entertainment. Picture yourself unwinding in a cozy coastal pub after a day of exploration, savoring fresh seafood delights from local delis.

From exhilarating watersports adventures to nostalgic fun at seaside arcades, there's never a dull moment here. Dive into the vibrant sea life with boat tours or simply relax on the golden sands of South Beach and Old Hunstanton. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Hunstanton caters to all tastes, ensuring a memorable camping experience filled with seaside delights and local treasures.

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Exploring Hunstanton

Activities: Dive into a plethora of outdoor activities that Hunstanton has to offer. Embark on scenic coastal hikes along the Norfolk Coast Path, offering breathtaking views of the North Sea and its dramatic cliffs. For thrill-seekers, surfing and paddleboarding opportunities abound, providing an exhilarating way to experience the ocean's beauty. For those looking for entertainment there is plenty of live music and shows at The Princess Theatre

Families can enjoy traditional seaside fun, there is the exciting Rainbow Park Fair, there's adventure golf at Blackbeard's Golf.

We have plenty of recommendations of things to do on our Blog post of Things to do in Hunstanton!

Places to Eat: Indulge your taste buds in Hunstanton's vibrant culinary scene, for breakfast head to Old Hunstanton to Old Town Beach Cafe for a full english on the beach! For those seeking the classic seaside Fish & Chips theres two destinations where you couldnt go wrong, Eric's in Thornham offering a classic chippy menu along with some exciting new menu items that will really float the tastebuds! (Eric's also offer Pizza in their very own Yurt). For a more classic Fish & Chips in walking distance of Hunstanton Beach you have the delectable Henry's! You'll be able to sit in their stunning restaurant or take-away and sit on the pier and watch stunning sunsets! For classic pub food there's no better than The Lodge in Hunstanton or The Orange Tree down the road in Thornham.

Features & Facilities

Camping in Hunstanton Features

Camping in Hunstanton Facilities

  • Toilet/Shower Block

  • Clean Drinking Water

  • Early Check-in Available

  • Parking Available

Our Reviews
5 star pitchup review from bex

"We had the most amazing two night stay!"

5 star yell review from Alice that says "We took advantage of the sunny days we have been having to spend a few days at the beach in our new Motorhome, we choose this campsite for its great location. The beach is a short walk from the site and is dog friendly with lots of dogs all running around together. The shallow water is great for dogs with little legs! The campsite is small and clean, the views out over the meadows were amazing for bird spotting. Locally Hunstanton is nice to spend a few hours, lots going on there. The hosts are great, very friendly, we are so pleased we booked a few days away here and look forward to coming back again soon!"

"We are so pleased we booked a few days away here"

Recommended review from Holly W. on Hipcamp that says "Just got back from a weekend away with our 2 year old son, and would definitely recommend. Nigel was there to greet us on arrival and explained everything very clearly. Showers and toilets were always clean, pitches are closer together than some others sites we ve been to, but you still have plenty of space and we didn’t feel it was too crowded. Would definitely visit again."

"Nigel greeted us on arrival and explained everything clearly"

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With a variety of activities for people of all ages to enjoy, Sunny Hunny is truly a family-friendly resort. There are numerous activities for kids and adults alike that are open throughout the year. This includes the funfair at Rainbow Park, the leisure centre - Oasis Hunstanton - with pools and a roller skating rink, the Seal Sanctuary at the Sealife Centre, the arcades, a bowling alley, and adventure golf.

Outside the resort, there's natural fun to be found along the beach and at Old Hunstanton, featuring miles of sandy beaches with rockpools, cliffs, watersports, and so, so much more! This makes the Victorian seaside resort ideal for family camping fun, no matter the weather. When it's bright and sunny, enjoy the miles of Hunstanton beach and ocean, and when it's cold and blustery, duck into one of the many amusements along the promenade!

Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the Norfolk Coast Path, spanning 89 miles from Heacham to Sea Palling, immersing backpackers and hikers in Norfolk's breathtaking Areas of Natural Beauty.

For a seamless journey, consider making Hunstanton Camping & Glamping your premier pitstop. The Peddars Way, from Thetford to Holme-next-the-Sea. Reward yourself with a picturesque beachside retreat and soak in the captivating sunset over the sea, marking the perfect conclusion to your travels.

a group of people hiking in a forest environment
a group of people hiking in a forest environment

Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the Norfolk Coast Path, spanning 89 miles from Heacham to Sea Palling, immersing backpackers and hikers in Norfolk's breathtaking Areas of Natural Beauty. Discover historic landmarks, witness mesmerizing migrating birds, and encounter an array of wildlife amidst the backdrop of the stunning Norfolk Coastline.

For a seamless journey, consider making Hunstanton Camping & Glamping your premier pitstop. Conveniently situated just a 2-hour coastal stride from Holme-next-the-Sea and Ringstead, it serves as an ideal base for both the commencement and culmination of your long-distance trek along The Peddars Way, from Thetford to Holme-next-the-Sea. Reward yourself with a picturesque beachside retreat and soak in the captivating sunset over the sea, marking the perfect conclusion to your travels.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the Norfolk Coast Path, spanning 89 miles from Heacham to Sea Palling, immersing backpackers and hikers in Norfolk's breathtaking Areas of Natural Beauty.

For a seamless journey, consider making Hunstanton Camping & Glamping your premier pitstop. The Peddars Way, from Thetford to Holme-next-the-Sea. Reward yourself with a picturesque beachside retreat and soak in the captivating sunset over the sea, marking the perfect conclusion to your travels.

Book Backpacking camping

Experience the ultimate camping getaway at our Sunset Campsite, where you can park your campervan and bask in the beauty of the setting sun. Whether you're seeking a brief rest stop or a prolonged stay in Hunstanton, Hunstanton Camping & Glamping offers the perfect haven. Just a leisurely 2-minute stroll from the beach, our campsite boasts a prime west-facing location, providing unparalleled views over the sea.

Picture yourself unwinding with a bottle of wine or a refreshing beer on the beach, as you witness the breathtaking sunset. Simply pop the top of your camper, orient it towards the west, and revel in the magnificence of the moment with your loved ones or friends, all within the cozy confines of your campervan.

a light blue campervan with awning pitched up on a campsite
a couple with their dog outside their moterhome with awning set up

If you are planning a short trip or an adventure all over the UK in your Motorhome, "Hunstanton Camping & Glamping" should be top of your list of places to visit. Our motorhome pitches offer undulating views out over the Norfolk Wild Ken Hill, rewilding project (as seen on BBC Springwatch) ideal for spotting some of the most amazing natural wildlife that visits our shores.

Roll up and park with us as we are only a 2-minute walk to the beach and are surrounded by stunning rural countryside and numerous walking routes through nature. We are on a west-facing coast, you will be treated to the most magnificent sunsets over the sea available outside of Wales & Cornwall, the only place on the East Coast for such an experience. For a peaceful, relaxing stay or a trip away full of adventure, Hunstanton Camping & Glamping has it all.

Pack up your caravan and set course for Hunstanton, where blissful days by the beach await. Nestled amidst the picturesque Norfolk Countryside, Hunstanton Camping & Glamping invites you to unwind amidst stunning natural vistas. With the beach merely a leisurely 2-minute walk away, you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of nature at its finest.

Treat the whole family to an unforgettable coastal retreat, with arcades, watersports & much more, Hunstanton offers adventure and opportunities to reconnect with the great outdoors. Our touring-friendly campsite promises a welcoming atmosphere that will beckon you back time and time again, fostering cherished memories and cherished moments spent together.

a caravan set up in our beach side campsites
a group of young adults socialising outside their tents in a field

A great opportunity to get the whole group gathered around the campfire. Hunstanton Camping & Glamping is in the rural Norfolk countryside yet on the coast a short walk from the beach. If half your group lives in London and the other half lives in Birmingham or York, we are in the ideal area to merge and host a great group reunion.

Make use of our firepits and gather together under our vast dark skies to laugh and make memories that will last a lifetime. Group camping can be for young adults 16-21, adult friend groups, sports groups or just one big family, we have group camping options to suit everyone.

Camping with your dog can be a lot of fun, but it can be difficult to find a campsite that allows dogs. Hunstanton, located in Norfolk, England is home to several dog friendly campsites. These campsites allow dogs to stay on the premises and provide plenty of space for them to run around and play. They also offer amenities like doggie bags and water bowls to make camping with your dog a breeze.

Camping is a great way to get out in nature and spend time with your dog. However, finding a campground that allows dogs can be difficult. At Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages and camping, Hunstanton, we are a dog friendly campground in Hunstanton that will make both you and your furry friend happy.

There are also plenty of walking trails for you and your pup to explore, and we are located right on the beach so you can spend your days playing in the sand and surf. So come on down and enjoy a relaxing camping trip with your four-legged friend at Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages and camping.

a father and son walking on the beach with their dog during sunset
the customs house in kings lynn on the side of the river ouse

Camping In Hunstanton is a beautiful destination for those looking to camp or just have a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just a 25-minute drive from Kings Lynn, you'll find the perfect escape from the town.

For those travelling from further away King's Lynn is a must visit when staying at the campsite. You'll be able to take the coasthopper bus straight into this old town, boasting plenty of shops & lots of independant eaterys such as Mem's Kitchenliquor & loaded. There is plenty to do in the town!

Things to do in Hunstanton

Hunstanton beach is a great place to enjoy the sunset, due to the fact it's facing west. The beach is also known for its pretty pink and white striped cliffs, made of Norfolk carstone and white chalk.

There are many fun rock pools to discover, as well as the opportunity to find fossils among the rocks and shingles. Three-day chalets are available for rent during the summer months. The calm waters make it perfect for kite-surfing and body-boarding; however, visitors should be aware that the tide can come in quickly.

Tidal tables can be found in local shops. In addition to its lovely beaches, Hunstanton also provides traditional British seaside holiday attractions such as The Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary - featuring an underwater tunnel and seal hospital is located on the promenade. A mini-train operates along the seafront in peak season, while a World War II amphibious craft operates from the South Beach all year round. Finally, walkers will enjoy starting their journey along the Norfolk Coast Path.

sharks and stingrays in water at the sea life hunstanton

SEA LIFE Hunstanton is filled to the brim with incredible exhibits and attractions. You'll feel as though you've been transported underwater as you take in the sights, including some particularly jaw-dropping views of steely stingrays and curious octopuses.

The feeling will be further enhanced by the helpful staff who are at hand to show you around, tell you about anything that might happen to catch your eye, or relay any wildlife-related questions that you might have!

people in kayaks at hunstanton beach

Hunstanton Kayaks

It’s easy to hire a single or double kayak at Hunstanton Kayaks in Hunstanton. Their guides are experts in the area and will make sure you have the most memorable fun time exploring the many sandbanks off from the North Norfolk coast that's just around the corner from them. It's rewarding to explore the wetlands and witness seals playing along with cormorants, terns and other gulls who also find refuge in these parts. There are sometimes dolphins to be spotted as well so don't forget your camera!

people in kayaks at hunstanton beach

a theatre from the outside boasting a wine bar overlooking the sea

The Princess Theatre

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene of Hunstanton at the Princess Theatre. Discover a diverse array of entertainment, from captivating plays to electrifying music acts and spellbinding theatre performances. Whether you're a fan of classic dramas or contemporary productions, the Princess Theatre offers something to suit every taste.

After an exhilarating show, unwind at their Sunset Wine Bar, where you can savor a glass of wine while gazing out over the glistening sea, adding a touch of magic to your evening. Experience the magic of live entertainment and breathtaking views at the heart of Hunstanton's cultural hub.

hunstantons famous orange and white cliffs on the beach

Old Hunstanton Beach

Experience the timeless beauty of Old Hunstanton Beach, where golden sands meet rugged cliffs and panoramic views stretch as far as the eye can see. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Old Town Beach Cafe, where you can savor freshly prepared dishes while feeling the sea breeze on your skin.

As you stroll along the shoreline, marvel at the majestic cliffs that frame the beach, a testament to the area's geological heritage. Keep an eye out for the RNLI lifeboat station, standing as a guardian of the seas, ready to spring into action when duty calls. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Old Hunstanton Beach offers a slice of coastal paradise that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

hunstantons famous orange and white cliffs on the beach

arcade machine with motorbikes and vr

Hunstanton Pier Arcades

Step into a world of fun and excitement at Hunstanton Pier Arcades, where endless entertainment awaits! Discover a treasure trove of arcade games, from classic favorites to the latest cutting-edge attractions, offering thrills for all ages.

Test your skills on the slot machines or enjoy a friendly game of bowling with family and friends. With a bustling atmosphere and a wide range of activities to choose from, Hunstanton Pier Arcades is the ultimate destination for a memorable day out by the sea.

Glamping in Hunstanton

If you're looking for a weekend getaway with all the luxuries of home, then consider glamping. Our Glamping accommodation is a portmanteau of "glamorous camping," and it refers to enjoying the benefits of camping without having to rough it. There are many different types of glamping experiences available in Hunstanton, from wild camping in nature preserves to well-appointed campgrounds with all the amenities you could want. If you're looking for an unforgettable weekend escape, check out our campground.

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Hunstanton Bell Tents

We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of tents and accessories that can be used by anyone. Our Bell Tents are specifically designed for people who want to escape the fast pace of city life and spend time in nature. Our tents are located on The Norfolk Coast, a beautiful and peaceful area that is home to a wide range of wildlife and has plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and sightseeing. For example, you can visit one of the many local beaches, and explore the Sandringham Estate. 

Hunstanton Shepherds Huts

Our shepherd huts are located in the small village of Heacham and provide the perfect space for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle. Each hut is handcrafted with love, fully insulated, and built on castors to provide ease of movement. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a place to reconnect with nature, our shepherd huts offer the perfect setting.

No matter what time of year it is, our little log burner will make sure you're always comfortable during your stay! The burner is perfect for those cold winter nights or for just a bit of extra heat during the summer nights.

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Camping In Hunstanton FAQ!

I have never stayed at a campsite before - How does it work?

We recommend that you book your stay (the easiest way is on our campsite's website), then show up on the day. When you arrive at the campsite, head over to reception where someone will show you to your pitch. They'll give you a quick run-down of what's what and then leave you in peace!

When booking please also understand that site amenities (such as a shower block, toilets and washing-up area) are all provided for your convenience. After you’ve set up camp, head out and explore! If you have any questions or concerns while on the grounds, do not hesitate to settle them with our friendly staff.

Do you allow dogs?

We absolutely love dogs and welcome well-behaved pups and responsible owners to our Campsite. We have a few rules though so please click here to take a look at our dog policy.

Are there Toilets/Showers?

We provide flushable toilets, shower blocks and fresh water throughout your stay.

What is the best time of year to go camping?

The best time of year to go camping is typical during the summer months. This is when most campgrounds are open and the weather is usually the nicest. However, if you are planning on camping in a campervan or shepherd's hut, then you can often find great deals on campsites during the off-season.

Are you open all year round?

Our campsite is open all year round.

What do I need to bring with me when camping?

This is a great question! When you go camping, you should bring a tent, sleeping bag, camp stove, and food. You should also bring clothes for both warm and cold weather, as well as sturdy shoes. Finally, don't forget to pack a first-aid kit

Do you accept private hire of the campsite?

Yes, we do. We hire for weddings and events. Please contact us with your enquiry so that we can give you a personal quote as these vary from booking to booking. 

Our Nature Saving Pledge

Clean camping in Hunstanton

Hunstanton Camping is all about spending time with your loved ones and reconnecting with nature. And we want nothing more than to share this wonderful part of Norfolk with you and all that nature has to enjoy.

Here at Hunstanton Camping, we are committed to respecting the countryside and keeping it clean. We operate under and encourage a leave-no-trace ethos to all our guests, which means that when visiting the countryside you leave no trace of your visit in our Hunstanton site and leave it exactly in the state it was when you arrived. It's this way of thinking that we hope to imprint on all who pass through our corner of the world which will help to ensure the protection of our precious countryside and the wildlife that live here.

The Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is supported by Natural England.

Protect The Environment

  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and insight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
  • Enjoy The Outdoors
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be Considerate of others
  • Respect Farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp on durable ground
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Minimise the effects of fire
The Seashore Code

Show Respect For Seashore Creatures

Seashore creatures are fascinating and have found special ways of living in their environment. They have to adapt to survive the rigours of wave-action, exposure and predation. Some have shells for protection, but many need to hide under rocks, seaweed or in the sand.

Exploring The Seashore Is Fun, But Please Remember:

  • Leave animals where you find them.
  • Take care when touching soft-bodied animals - they are very delicate.
  • Carefully lift and replace any rocks you may have moved - there are animals underneath which need them for shelter.
  • Leave attached seaweed in place - there is plenty lying loose on the strand line.
  • Do not trample through rock pools.

Take Photos, Not Living Animals

  • Shells come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Many still contain living animals, even if they do look 'dead'. If you want to collect shells, please make sure they are empty before taking them home.

If you want to buy a souvenir:

  • Buy a photograph, book or poster of colourful marine creatures rather than shells, coral, starfish and urchins or other 'marine curios'. Remember 'curios' would almost certainly have been alive, when collected. If we don't buy them, the shops won't sell them.

Avoid Disturbing Wildlife

You can see many animals at their best when they are behaving naturally. This is true for animals such as seals, otters and seabirds, as well as rock pool animals. To avoid disturbing wildlife:

  • It is best to watch from a distance, through binoculars if possible, especially if the animals are nesting, or pupping in the case of seals.
  • Keep your dog clear of birds and other animals.
  • Remember, it is now illegal to disturb or harass many species of birds and animals.

Take Your Rubbish Home With You

Beach rubbish is unsightly and can be dangerous to sea creatures. Much of the litter on our shores comes from tourists, shipping, fishing vessels and sewage outfalls. You can help to reduce this problem when visiting the coast:

  • Take your rubbish home - burying it is no solution.
  • Keep your dog from fouling the beach.
  • Report canisters or drums that may be washed up on the beach, but do not touch them.
  • Take part in BeachWatch - the annual beach clean and survey organised by the Marine Conservation Society, or Adopt-a-Beach - a regular survey of beach litter.
  • Bag It and Bin It, Please Don't Flush It - bag and bin all plastic bathroom waste such as cotton bud sticks.

Watch Where You Go

Beaches and sand dunes are prone to erosion and easily damaged by people and vehicles. To help protect the coast:

  • Keep to established paths and dune boardwalks.
  • Park in designated car parks and keep access to footpaths clear.
  • Do not use beaches or dunes for scrambling motorcycles or other 'off-road' vehicles.
  • If you dig holes in the beach, please fill them up again.
  • Leave pebbles and rocks on the beach rather than collect them for your garden.

Be Careful!

All cliffs are unstable and potentially dangerous, yet they are an impressive sight and from the cliff top it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline. Cliffs also provide a very specialised habitat for the plants and animals that live on them.

Take Care Near Cliffs:

  • Remember that it is dangerous to climb up or go near the top or bottom of a cliff.
  • Please don't throw or push anything over the edge of cliffs. As well as being dangerous, it can increase the rate of cliff erosion and kill or disturb wildlife.
  • Play safe on the beach too: Check tide times to avoid being cut off. Keep away from soft sand and mud - it is easy to get stuck!

Camping in Hunstanton Directions

camping in Hunstanton site directions

Heacham is highly accessible, with bus stops that travel to Kings Lynn, Hunstanton & Wells-Next-The-Sea! Kings Lynn rail line is a short distance away so traveling to Hunstanton could not be easier. Being based in Heacham we are a 30-minute coastline walk away from Seaside town Hunstanton, or a 10-minute drive, where you can enjoy many sights and activities such as the Peddars Way cliffs, Old Hunstanton's sandy beaches, fun-filled arcades, and even Hunstanton's very own Princess Theatre & Sea Life Centre.

Other accommodation at this site

We offer a variety more than just camping at our Hunstanton Camp Site!

Hunstanton Camping & Glamping

Our Hunstanton campsite provides the ideal seaside resort for camping and glamping. Located just a 2 minute walk from the beach and a short drive to the seaside town of Hunstanton, we are a fantastic site for families, couples, friend groups, and more!

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday - 9am to 5pm

Online Bookings:
Monday to Sunday - 24hrs

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