Hunstanton to Heacham
Set on the west facing coast of Norfolk starting under the famous red and white cliffs this walk is along the concrete promenade overlooking the Wash with views across to Lincolnshire. Enjoy constantly changing scene as the beach, rockpools and mudflats are exposed and covered. Watch waders to windsurfers, families having fun to quiet tranquillity of the tides.
Length of walk: Promenade from Hunstanton to Heacham is two and a quarter miles (3.6km)
Location: North east Norfolk, six miles north-east of King's Lynn.
Map Ref: Norfolk Coast West Postcode: PE36 6BQ (TIC)
Getting there: Brown & white tourist signs from both A149 and A148
by public transport: bus: Hunstanton has regular bus service from King's Lynn including Coasthopper bus. Some Lynx and Stagecoach services serve Heacham village centre. Rail: Nearest station King's Lynn.
by cycling or walking: Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 passes through nearby Ringstead.
Site owned/managed Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk www.west-norfolk.gov.uk
Information boards in car parks and further information at Tourist Information Centre (TIC) www.hunstanton-info.com
Accessibility and family provision
Toilets: Yes including disabled accessible and baby changing in many
Hire equipment available to borrow:
Wheelchair access: Promenade and many other areas, some ramp access points to beach
Induction loops: Check with individual premises
For families: Family resort
Dogs: Allowed on promenade; some areas of beach will have seasonal restrictions
Access for all route
Start & Finish. Heacham or Hunstanton
Distance(s). About four and half miles there and back along promenade
Accessibility. Accessible for all types of buggy and wheelchair
Gradients. If accessing beach; Hunstanton town and facilities at Heacham north beach
Stiles & Gates. None
Specific hazards. No kerb from promenade to beach below
Footwear/clothing. Any footwear, clothing to suite weather conditions
Downloadable Walks for all guide sheet