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    Norfolk Tourist Information / Norfolk Beaches

    Hunstanton Beach
    It is known as Sunny Hunny. The beach and cliffs face west which means they capture the sunshine. There are also beautiful sunsets.

    The shallow beach runs for two miles along the coast all the way to Brancaster.

    The tide can go a mile out allowing rock pools to appear around the groynes.

    The seafront is bordered by large Victorian and Edwardian houses. You can walk along the top of the cliffs to the lighthouse.

    Lifeguards are on duty from Easter to the end of the school summer holidays in September. A lifeboat is based at Old Hunstanton, about a mile along the coast. First aid is also available.

    Council-run pay-on-entry car parks are close to the beach, along the promenade and in the town centre. There is one charge for all.

    The spectacular cliffs at Hunstanton in Norfolk produce some fascinating fossils for the fossil collector.

    The cliffs look like a very large piece of red and white coconut ice! The top part of the cliff is made of white chalk from the Upper Cretaceous era. Beneath it is a band of a limestone called Red Chalk from the Lower Cretaceous period. The red chalk was created over 15 million years - and as it is not very thick so must have been deposited very slowly. Beneath that is Carstone - which is dark grey/green when fresh but becomes red-brown when exposed to the air.

    Both the white chalk and red chalk have fossils in them. You will find fossils in the surfaces of the large rocks on the seashore. These you will have to be content with looking at or photographing. But also have a look amongst the pebbles, where you should be able to find some loose fossils.

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