The Coastguard Lookout is situated on the border of Old Hunstanton and New Hunstanton, which positions it within walking and driving distance of a number of fantastic things to do! Whether you want high energy activities, or a calmer day soaking in the views there is something for everyone!
If you do have little ones with you, why not visit the Sealife Centre in Hunstanton, or have a ride on the Sea Monster boat to see if you can spot some Seals! Or, try your hand at bowling in the Hunstanton pier, visit the funfair or try your luck on some of the slot machines in one of the many arcades!
As the property is located right on the coast, the beach is just a 5 minute walk away. Soak up the sun, or enjoy a winters stroll along the sandy Old Hunstanton Beach with sandy dunes which stretch for miles! There are also a huge range of restaurants and pubs, ranging from small local eateries up to Michelin Star dining at The Neptune (you will need to book ahead for a visit!)
Or, for the more adventurous you could partake in some watersports, with many local businesses in the area able to offer lessons and equipment!
The popular village of Old Hunstanton has a village shop, a deli with fresh bread, Post Office, a selection of pubs and restaurants, a beautiful local Church (St. Mary’s) and features a fantastic beach which is just a 5 minute walk from the Lookout.
Norfolk Lavender, Sandringham Estate, Snettisham and Titchwell Bird Reserves, and Kings Lynn are all a short driving distance within thirty minutes and there is a regular bus service from Hunstanton to Wells and to Kings Lynn.
Norfolk is also known for being one of the best areas for birdwatching in the whole of the UK! Birds found range from the easily recognisable kingfishers and geese up to the more speciality birds such as the marsh harriers.
Our Coastguard Lookout property is perfect for birdwatching all year round. Just get comfortable in the top floor lookout and you can enjoy this fantastic hobby without having to leave the warmth! If you do fancy venturing out, the beach is just a 5 minute walk away!
There are also a number of local nature reserves with visitors centres ready to help you learn about the local feathered friends!
Graham and Lana recommend….
The owners, Graham and Lana, regularly visit the property themselves and use it as a relaxing retreat from busy city life. They have recommended the following activities…
On a dry, cold day we like nothing more than to have a long walk along the sand dunes to Holme and enjoy some lunch in a local Pub. We then take the Coasthopper Bus home to spend the rest of the evening in front of the warm logfire and a nice cup of tea, or a glass of wine! The top floor lookout is a fantastic location to relax and enjoy the sunset over the horizon, spectacular to watch a big storm or just enjoy people or birdwatching! Norfolk is known as one of the best places for birdwatching in the UK !
If you do go for a walk we recommend having a good map or a Satnav App on your phone that works without internet (such as ViewRanger) as it can sometimes be difficult to get a signal when out and about in the area!