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West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against a backdrop of stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, this wonderful side of Norfolk is a sheer pleasure to explore. Once discovered, you’ll want to come back again and again.

Escape to West Norfolk, a magical mix of unspoilt coastline, idyllic rural landscapes and open space where you can truly relax, unwind and slow down to a better pace of life.

West Norfolk’s not just about beaches, but what a great place it is to enjoy the sand and sea. You’ll find magnificent stretches of superb sandy beaches, combined with the classic seaside facilities at the resort of Hunstanton .

Brim full of history, West Norfolk is a treasure trove of places to discover and historic sites to explore. King’s Lynn is a real jewel of a town, steeped in maritime and trading history. Home to the Royal retreat of Sandringham , West Norfolk is full of historic houses , working windmills , castles , gardens and heritage attractions.

One of the great pleasures of West Norfolk is the opportunity to immerse yourself in an almost idyllic mix of old world charm, natural landscapes, and some really splendid places to stay, to eat and to explore.

With such a marvellous mix of beautiful coastline, and fantastic countryside of rolling farmland, forest and Fens , you’ll be sure to want to get out and truly discover the rich quality and diversity of West Norfolk’s environment. By bike or on foot, you can slow down to the natural pace of the countryside. West Norfolk is of course renowned for its wildlife habitats and superb opportunities for bird watching.

Steeped in maritime history, King’s Lynn ’s is a treasure trove for history lovers. Fine old merchant houses stretch down to the river between cobbled lanes. The elegant Custom House (home to the Tourist Information Centre) overlooks the medieval harbour. Visitors can pick up a free copy of the guide ‘Discover King’s Lynn’ which includes a fine illustrated map of the town and a suggested walking trail to follow.

Whether you’re seeking a quiet secluded spot to lay back and relax, or want space to stretch out and play games on the sand, the wonderful beaches of West Norfolk are sure to satisfy. Even in summer, you can find plenty of space to enjoy the sand and sea. The combination of vast expanses of sand and extensive shallow sea, makes a great playground for all to enjoy. Check out Brancaster , Old Hunstanton or Heacham beaches - easily accessible and great to enjoy.

The classic resort of Hunstanton provides a cherished mix of Victorian charm, coupled with plenty of opportunities for fun, play and excitement. Famed for its distinctive striped cliffs, Hunstanton offers ideal conditions for playing on the sand, exploring rock pools and enjoying the sea. With a great range of entertainment and shows at the Princess Theatre, a fun fair, pony rides, Sea life sanctuary , boat trips and all the other elements of a great family resort, Hunstanton is a great base to enjoy the fantastic coastline.

There are two sides to Hunstanton; the main resort of Hunstanton boasts a blue flag beach and its famous striped cliffs, and only a mile further along the coast to Old Hunstanton, has more of a village feel with cottages built of Norfolk carrstone.

You can walk from one resort to the other or use the town’s land train, enjoying the views of the beach and sea, and taking in the exhilarating outdoor pursuits in this vast playground. Hunstanton has excellent wind conditions for sailing, kite-surfing and windsurfing.

Tourist Information Numbers

Kings Lynn
Address: The Custom House
Purfleet Quay
King's Lynn
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1553 763 044
East of England Tourism 0871 716 2536 – Calls cost less than 10p per minute
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Address: Town Hall
The Green
Telephone Number: 01485 532610
East of England Tourism 0871 716 2536 – Calls cost less than 10p per minute
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Downham Market
Address: The Priory Centre
Priory Road
Downham Market
Telephone Number: 01366 383287
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