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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.

Walk details

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

Information boards in car parks and further information at Tourist Information Centre (TIC)


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

Surface: Concrete

Waymarking: Signposts

Seating: Yes

Specific hazards: No kerb from promenade to beach below

Footwear/clothing: Any footwear, clothing to suit weather conditions


On site

Parking: Several car parks in Hunstanton; one at Heacham North Beach 

Shop and café: Good selection in Hunstanton town, various cafes and pop-up vendors on promenade in Hunstanton. A cafe-shop off promenade at Heacham north beach

Toilets: Hunstanton in town and on promenade; Heacham north beach

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