Old Hunstanton Beach Live Webcam

From the very top of the former Coastguard Lookout, enjoy a unique panoramic view of Old Hunstanton Beach. Known for its immense expanse of sand at low tide, beach huts, dunes and kitesurfers.

168 Comments

  • Simon 23 days ago
    We’ll be there next week. Can’t wait for our yearly holiday in good old Sunny Hunny

  • Caz 1 month ago
    Lovely stop off for a cuppa and cake at the lighthouse cafe today. So nice to be back in Old Hunstanton

  • Karl 3 months ago
    Still a few people on the cliff top beach tonight

  • Kath 3 months ago
    Stunning sunset tonight.

  • Jean 3 months ago
    Great time in very sunny hunny hope to come back later in the year.

  • Steve 3 months ago
    So the Times newspaper says this beach is the best in the east. Just confirming what we already know.

  • Steve 4 months ago
    I know what you mean Charlie. I am in very hot southern Spain and I would rather be in Old Hunston tonight.

  • Charlie 4 months ago
    Looking at this from a very warm place in France… and I’d rather be in Sunny Hunny. Looks like a wonderful evening.

  • jules 4 months ago
    beautiful views beautiful place always

  • Georgina 4 months ago
    fantastic

  • Jean Dorset 4 months ago
    Looking forward to our holiday in Norfolk 13days to go

  • Steve 4 months ago
    Could,nt sleep last night and was looking at 4.05. Wonderful sunrise and 2 cars arriving.

  • Vivien 5 months ago
    Superb!

  • Joan. 5 months ago
    Thank you, I can give it a try.

  • Steve 5 months ago
    I live in Spain ands it is many years since I walked down there, but I do not think you will find it steep.

  • Joan 5 months ago
    Thanks Steve, sounds a bit too steep for me.

  • Steve 5 months ago
    Back in the 60’s the access to the beach was a steep often muddy path. Around 1967 the council built a concrete path which went around the cliff as you walked down and was appx 3 mts wide. It was built on a red rock wall collected from the cliffs and even had a metal handrail. Over the following few years the sand covered it. It is still there under the sand.

  • Joan 5 months ago
    Looks good car park for beach access. Is it a steep walk down to beach ? Hope to be there in couple of weeks.

  • Jeannie 6 months ago
    What a beautiful d sun set

  • Jasmin 6 months ago
    Hunstanton looking beautiful this morning. Thank you to the gentleman cleaning the green. Always looks lovely

  • Mark 6 months ago
    I do indeed remember Steve :) Many an enjoyable hour spent idling away the time down there!!

  • Lexi 7 months ago
    Been watching these cameras at night time, last night we had a full moon and by around 4am the moon was in full view of all cams, casting its eire glow on the sea, it could have been daylight it was so bright out there, utterly gorgeous!

  • Steve 7 months ago
    For anybody that is interested. The Pillbox near the Le strange Arms was on the beach . There is a large sand dune between the beach huts, it was there. The remains took the shape of two marine landing craft which was great fun for us kids ( remember Mark) and is most likely still there under the sand.

  • Steve 7 months ago
    Yes that was very interesting. One thread took me to pillboxs. As children we played in pillboxs, one on the way to Holme, one down waterworks road and one in front of the Le Strange Arms which the army blew up, but we still played on what was left.

  • Steve 7 months ago
    Thankyou I will give it a try

  • Jenny 7 months ago
    Steve, just type MNF24939 in the search bar, then click on the Norfolk Heritage Explorer option.

  • Steve 7 months ago
    I could not find info on this site. What did you type in?

  • Jenny 7 months ago
    Jeannie, have a look at Norfolk Heritage Explorer. It seems the tunnels etc are connected to WW2.

  • Jeannie 7 months ago
    Have to get Ellie Griffiths archaeologist character Ruth Galloway on the case. Although she usually gets involved in murder cases.

  • Zolfo 7 months ago
    Time for a geophysical survey of the area and a summer archaeological event lead by Heritage Norfolk ? Lets get recording our local history.

  • Steve 7 months ago
    That is interesting. The house must be at the lighthouse end as those houses were built after the war. The crater where the tunnel I went into I was told, was made by the first Zeplin bomb to fall in first world war. Maybe not true!

  • Lynn 7 months ago
    Steve, a friend of mine who lives on Northgate has got one of these tunnels in her garden. Its blocked off now and is just used for storage but it used to go right down to the beach.

  • Steve 7 months ago
    In a local magazine I read online a year or so ago. Dick Melton wrote that hundreds of men were in these tunnels and it was top secret. One part was so big that a band entertained the men. Very little has ever been said about this.

  • Steve 8 months ago
    I forgot to say that the tunnel came out in the face of the cliffs roughly where this cable is. I was told the tunnel had been blocked off

  • Steve 8 months ago
    As a child living in Old Hunstanton I was taken down into a tunnel .The entrance was in a large crater now filled in and is part of the pitch and putt coarse. There were many tunnels inside these cliffs used during the war.

  • Zolfo Springs 8 months ago
    There’s an old armoured coaxial cable 100m from the base of the cliff, on the beach opposite the Lighthouse. Does anyone knows what it was used for ? Is it an old WW2 communication cable, an old GPO cable or a cable to the other side of The Wash. I know some lightships had cable comms but I don’t think Lynnwell lightship had such a luxury. I did take a section to the Hunstanton Heritage centre a few years ago but they had no idea it was on the beach. Over to you.

  • Susan Lawrence 8 months ago
    Love this place. My Nan used to live in one of the coastguard cottages no. 6 loved staying with her. Fantastic place to grow up.

  • Kathryn 8 months ago
    Stunning sunset tonight

  • Steve 8 months ago
    As a child back in the 60´s I can remember watching this Cafe being built and thinking how modern and different it looked.

  • Janmolly 8 months ago
    Lovely beach was there yesterday with the dogs..freezing cold but the dogs enjoyed it..we defrosted with coffee and brandy at the Mariner…

  • Angela 9 months ago
    What a beautiful morning

  • Dawn 9 months ago
    Many thanks for the beautiful views of sunny hunny

  • Will 9 months ago
    Loving this. Much appreciated. Thank you.

  • David 9 months ago
    Great view for water sport’s fans. Many thanks

  • David 9 months ago
    Great view for water sport’s fans. Many thanks

  • Rosie 9 months ago
    This is a brilliant new outlook fro the clifftop thank you

  • Dawn 9 months ago
    Loving the new moving camera. It’s lovely to see the different angles.

  • Rob 9 months ago
    What a fantastic new camera/views. Thank you!

  • Jeannie 9 months ago
    Beautiful sunset.

  • Steve 9 months ago
    What wonderful weather for News Years Eve. What I would do to be on this beach today.

  • EMAS 9 months ago
    Thank you for the new webcam views, cant get there to enjoy as much as would like but second best is enjoying the views, so thank you. Happy new year.

  • Wendy 9 months ago
    Really enjoying the new views, Thank You. Even if there are days we can’t get out we can still enjoy with the lovely views on the web cam.

  • Hilary 9 months ago
    Thank you for the new webcam views. It’s like being there

  • Jean 9 months ago
    Merry Christmas Hunstanton I hope to watch the swim

  • Steve 9 months ago
    This web cam is very good. So nice to see the beach I once knew so well.

  • Sue 9 months ago
    Love the new upgrade, beautiful views. Thank you and merry Christmas to everyone.

  • Jeanie 9 months ago
    Not sure about the new views, I like to watch the people walking their dogs, maybe the new views are to catch sunrise/sunset?

  • Barbara 9 months ago
    Thank you for the new view. This is brilliant! Love looking at Hunstanton and all the webcams

  • Roger 9 months ago
    Great new webcam at old hunstanton. Well done

  • Jo 9 months ago
    Absolutely love the upgrade. It’s lovely watching from your warm and cosy living room. Roll on summer. Merry Xmas to all.

  • Lynn 9 months ago
    Loving the upgrade. Thank you and merry Christmas X

  • John 10 months ago
    great views, where is everybody?

  • Ned 10 months ago
    That’s better! Thanks very much :-)

  • Karl 11 months ago
    When is the cliff top webcam coming back as I am missing it

  • Richard 11 months ago
    Jan I cannot remember meeting you but I am 71 now did you know I have been living in Dersingham for the last 21 years

  • Jan 11 months ago
    Richard yes I remember! I thought that was you.

  • Richard 11 months ago
    Jan your late father and my. Mother where brother and sister

  • Jan 11 months ago
    Richard yes he was. I think we know each other!

  • Jean 11 months ago
    Great I am glad you have not switched off I still come to sunny hunny every day

  • Richard 11 months ago
    Jan in Marland, was your father Robert steel who lived in Dersingham

  • Jan 11 months ago
    I’m watching from Maryland. Hope we can see the fireworks. I love looking at my favourite beach through the webcams. Spent a lot of time in Hunstanton when I was growing up.

  • Wendy 11 months ago
    Hope we can see the fireworks in Sunny Hunny, I was going to travel from Buckinghamshire, but full of cold ☹️ Hope you all have a fantastic time.

  • Dawn 11 months ago
    Will you be able to see the fireworks

  • Jacky 11 months ago
    Love the Hunstanton WebCams. I am not as mobile (physically) as I would like. Seeing the sand, sea and people having fun. Thank you

  • Jean 11 months ago
    I hope you keep the web cam on I will miss not seeing sunny honey every day

  • Wendy 11 months ago
    Nice wave from the council worker out there in this weather. Well done x

  • Karl 11 months ago
    There is a lot of people on the cliff top beach and cars in the car park on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon

  • Steve 12 months ago
    Back in the 60´s I was a cub in the Hunstanton 1st. One of the lads while playing fell down these cliffs and survived with cuts and bruises. Very Lucky.

  • Lexi 1 year ago
    Love these webcams, I only live 20 minutes away from Sunny Hunny and often watch the cams before heading out there when the crowds have departed. Might visit this evening.

  • Jean 1 year ago
    I visit Hunstanton every day via the web cam we miss our walks with our dog Kia so many things to do I was sorry I had to leave after 10years .

  • Karl 1 year ago
    What a lovely view from the cliff top webcam and nice to see so many people on the beach

  • Rosie 1 year ago
    Well done to all who took part in cleaning up the cliff top it looks wonderful. It must have been backbreaking work, but lm sure many,many people will benefit and appreciate the magnificent effort, thank you all

  • Tony A 1 year ago
    Well done to those who have trimmed the hedges, removed dead growth and mowed the lawns. How lovely to see the care taken by those involved. Enjoy the Cliff Top Sea and Sands. It looks a picture.

  • Steve 1 year ago
    I saw on the local newspapers site that they are about to knock down the bus station. I hope somebody goes down and takes a few photos as in years to come they will be of interest. Plus it will show how short sighted the council were.

  • Jeannie 1 year ago
    Somebody made lovely job of clearing footpath.

  • Lorne 1 year ago
    A lot of kite surfers today, taking advantage of the strong winds, great to see

  • Brian 1 year ago
    John Crussell use to drive for paddy.

  • Brian 1 year ago
    The women taxi driver was paddy mulligan`s wife Pansy.

  • Steve 1 year ago
    Yes Paul you are correct Pansy was her name and I am sure she lived on Southend Rd

  • paul 1 year ago
    the woman taxi driver from the grade a cafe was paddy mulligans daughter and her name was pansy.

  • paul 1 year ago
    the daughter of paddys taxi was pansy mulligan.

  • Patricia 1 year ago
    Love watching the kite surfers.

  • Brian 1 year ago
    Grade a cafe was run by mrs gooch and paddy mulligan ran the taxi service and yes he drove very fast.

  • Eric 1 year ago
    thanks Steve yes you are right. ?

  • Steve 1 year ago
    Yes Eric but I think it was called the Grade A and was on the corner at the bottom of Westgate. It had a Juke box and a woman called Paddy offered a Taxi service from there.

  • Eric 1 year ago
    can anyone remember the gray day cafe. 1960 .

  • Steve 1 year ago
    Back in the 60`s a man called Fred Turrell lived at the boat house Cafe, his wife ran the cafe. His face was well weather beaten from living at the coast all his life. Before the Life boat was re introduced if there was an emergency he would light an oil drum to help the helicopter where to go.

  • The Bard 1 year ago
    I’ve been visiting Hunny for some 50-years, and have always missed it on returning home. This community webcam idea is a breath of fresh air, which means I can still feel part of this wonderful coastal town… If you ever decide on another webcam view… The lighthouse is very picturesque. ☺

  • The boy dick 1 year ago
    Are there any cb radio users in skegness these days I used to speak to people in skegness from hunstanton

  • Steve 1 year ago
    Can anybody remember in the 60´s the old car rally´s they held on this car park and sometimes on the car park on Seagate Rd. They would race to a timer around a track made of straw bales.

  • Helen 1 year ago
    great to see you waving mum and dad yesterday enjoy your icecream i got a ice lolly from the freezer and sat in the paddling pool and just pretended i was in sunny hunney.

  • Caz 1 year ago
    Maybe Rosie, a few times I have looked early when it’s too hot to sleep, it has been busy in the early hours.

  • Rosie 1 year ago
    I watch the sunrise there most mornings , using my tablet, it really is spectacular, maybe that’s what they are doing ,

  • Caz 1 year ago
    What goes on at 4.30am at Old Hunstanton? Cliff top car park seems to have several visitors so early in the morning.

  • ANDy 1 year ago
    Hey Dick.. I m over at Skeggy & yes we used to park up on the pullover and chat over the wash! Was a laugh cos we d flash our headlights to each other and say eyeball eyeball lol! Happy days

  • Rosie 1 year ago
    So nice to see the sunshine and to know its warm again, hope everyone enjoys themselves and stay safe.

  • Corinne 1 year ago
    is there a disabled toilet has im in a wheelchair,i cant walk as such,and what is the gift-shop/cafe like here for disabled to please? i havent bee since im been in a chair thankyou

  • Debra Goddard 1 year ago
    Morning to the Lady waving with her dog ,also to the brave swimmers in the sea at 6.30 this am , lovely to see .

  • Kay 1 year ago
    Just back from a lovely holiday here… it’s lovely to watch all camera views to keep my memories alive!!

  • Dick 1 year ago
    A few years ago I used to park on the cliff top car park and talk to people in Skegness on my CB radio, happy days! Also you did not have to pay to park on the cliff car park. Any body else used CB radios today?

  • Steve 1 year ago
    Back in the 60s I saved my pocket money and my Father took me to Cole’s shop in the high street to buy a large shrimping net. My friend had a father who was a carpenter so he had one made for him. When the tide was out and on the turn we would go and catch loads of shrimps. My Mother would cook them for us and then we went around the village selling them for one shilling a pint, which was a lot back then. Then we would be off to Flemings shop to buy bars of CDM .

  • Elizabeth 1 year ago
    Love this webcam, reminds me of many a visit to this wonderful place

  • Steve 1 year ago
    In 1963 I was 5 years old and I can remember my farther taking me down to the beach to see to sea that had frozen over. While he chatted to Percy Richardson I Walked on the sea ( close to the beach)

  • Steve 1 year ago
    For many years I was a Sales Rep and a customer of mine in Skegness told me that when this car park is full on a sunny day and the sun catches the windsreens as you look across the wash it looks like a large greenhouse. Regarding the horses on the beach back in the 1970s some top horse trainers from Newmarket would send horses down for a break and exercise to a stable in Holme. I don´t know if this is still the case but the speed they were going at the other day this could well be what still happens,

  • Adrian 1 year ago
    Wonderful to see it so busy again ! Be safe and enjoy the sunshine and freedom.

  • Patricia 1 year ago
    Seeing this site has remined me how wonderful West Norfolk is and I must visit again soon.

  • Maggie 1 year ago
    Fabulous watching the sunrise today.

  • John 1 year ago
    Too many people already know how wonderful Hunny is so please don’t tell any more as its getting a bit crowded and we want it to ourselves

  • Steve 1 year ago
    Yes Mark the years have gone by so fast. We were so lucky to have our child hood in Old Hunston having the beach and all the local people. Great memories. yes it really is a fantastic coastline.

  • mark 1 year ago
    steve, you lived in hamon close opposite the lakes/saxby’s? ;) I lived at #11 next door to the other lakes!! yeah, remember kicking ball on the car park next to LeStrange & mooching along the (our) beach in the winter when it was empty!!….playing hide & seek underneath the beach huts & scrambling up & down the dunes in raincoats lol seems like it was only last week instead of 50 odd years ago

  • mark 1 year ago
    used to live 100 yards from the old town beach for the first 17 yrs of my life & returned to west norfolk again 27 yrs ago…loved it then, still do – still one of the best beaches/coastlines in the country!

  • Debra Goddard 1 year ago
    Was lovely this morning at 6.45 to see horse riders on the beach.

  • Jen 1 year ago
    That walk is very special, did it a few time several years ago. Unfortunately I can’t walk that far now. Really love seeing Sunny Hunny. Good memories.

  • John 1 year ago
    The walk along the beach from Holme to Old Hunstanton beach is very special.

  • JANE 1 year ago
    Wonderful project. Both my husband & I were born in Old Hunstanton and Hunstanton in 1942 & 1939 and lived there until 1963 when we married. These have been lovely to view during lock-down. I do hope that a few of your viewers have donated a small amount to help with the running costs.

  • Angela 1 year ago
    This is our very favorite place to go. The beach is one of the most beautiful in the world for us. On a hot summers day you could imagine you are on a tropical beach. Our dogs LOVE this beach and we our returning today,19.05.21 after losig Fenn one of our dogs. but bringing Megg our other dog who is disabled but adores this beach.

  • Heather 1 year ago
    Love these webcams very addictive..

  • Nigel 1 year ago
    We love the Hunstanton webcams and Hunstanton. The views keep us going untill we get there again.

  • Valerie 1 year ago
    I love our Hunstanton Web Cams they are wonderful.

  • Rhys 1 year ago
    It’s so cool

  • Diana Howell vezina 1 year ago
    This is so great wish I could be there .Thanks

  • Helen 1 year ago
    great to see you mum and dad just . shame on you mum for sitting in a walm car it,s never to cold for a walk

  • Sharon 1 year ago
    This is such a delight … We get so much pleasure from seeing this wonderful view. We hope to visit, once more, very soon.

  • Rosie 1 year ago
    So glad you are back

  • Steve 1 year ago
    As a child in the 1960s my bedroom window faced this car park. From Easter to September there was a man on the gate collecting money and it was never a cheap place to park. When the weather was warm it was always full. As it will be this summer. The price has never put people off coming. If the money was not raised this way it would most likely go onto the council tax bill and in a town where most of the employment is seasonal people would not be able to pay for it. In the winter months when it was free hardly anybody used it and I played golf on it. The pitch and putt coarse was a corn field owned by Mr Pull. A man very much missed. I have lived in Spain for the last 20 years and I can assure you that most places of interest does charge for parking.

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  • Wendy 1 year ago
    Robin I wrote a longer post but it has been shortened (not by me)so you only see the last bit of the message.

  • ROBIN 1 year ago
    Wendy, Is that not the Idea ?

  • Wendy 1 year ago
    Robin, If they let people park for free then you would have the car park full of cars

  • ROBIN 1 year ago
    Pity the car park is ‘pay and display’ if it was in Spain it would be free, why pay for natural beauty ?

  • Rosie 2 years ago
    Great to see the new camera here, the cliff top is a favourite place to us, thank you for the opportunity to spend time looking at sunny hunny, hope to be back soon

  • Hilary 2 years ago
    Thank you for the webcam. So lovely to see the sea and beach even if I can’t be there!

  • Caz 2 years ago
    Watching the kite surfer, must be cold out there today. Great to see some activity on the beach. Looking forward to my holiday.

  • Steve 2 years ago
    This is one of the best views in Norfolk. I spent the first 12 years of my life in Old Hunston. My house just out of view. I am 63 now and looking from Spain and I look every day as it great to see home.

  • JANE 2 years ago
    New roof looks great!

  • John 2 years ago
    Good job on the roof today boys!

  • Chris 2 years ago
    Love the Sunny Hunny webcams. Thank you

  • Lizzy B 2 years ago
    Thank you – it is wonderful to be at this spot again before we can actually visit!

  • John 2 years ago
    The walk along the beach from Holme to Old Hunstanton beach is very special.

  • Justjo 2 years ago
    What’s happening on the beach ?

  • darryn 2 years ago
    What great camera and view. love old hunstanton. request for the next camera would be up were the boats and jet skis enter the beach would be able to watch the wash monster every day .

  • Janet 2 years ago
    Miss this place sooo much thanks for the webcam.

  • Maureen 2 years ago
    Love the webcam – can´t wait to visit again Maureen – Switzerland

  • John 2 years ago
    What a lovely view.

  • Jane 2 years ago
    Can’t wait to walk here again, just an hour away, but just too far atm too come. This is where I come to decompress.

  • Maureen 2 years ago
    Brilliant, cant wait to be back. In the mean time I can get my Hunstanton fix

  • Shirley 2 years ago
    Our favourite place to walk and sit with the family and just love the cameras

  • kirsty 2 years ago
    Hunstanton is on my doorstep so am very lucky but the webcams of the whole stretch is brill lol especially to see how busy it is prior to a trip up there

  • Wendy 2 years ago
    Looks like a nice day whats the temperature today?

  • Rob 2 years ago
    We’re so lucky to have Hunstanton on our doorstep. The webcams are brilliant. Thank you!

  • Allen 2 years ago
    This is just sheer brilliance, love the view and it shows the very best side of Hunstanton (in my opinion only) and the real-time live video feed is even better 3 webcams in Sunny Hunny while Kings Lynn, a major populous town for the county of Norfolk, has 1 and it's an updated one every 30 sec for the poontons and that's it. Hunstanton is showing King's Lynn how it should be done. Well done and congrats on the new webcam, I hope they stay maintained and stay live for many years to come

  • Debbie 2 years ago
    Lovely – can’t wait till we can visit Hunstanton again.

  • Lilian 2 years ago
    Fabulous view. 3 Web cams in Hunstanton, how lucky are we?

  • Helen 2 years ago
    Hi to the guys working on the roof your doing a great job take a break for coffee

  • Martyn 2 years ago
    Looking Nice roll on unlock lockdown

  • Reece 2 years ago
    Looks absolutely amazing

  • Duncan 2 years ago
    Do we know when this will be going live?

  • james 2 years ago
    good idea lets have more,makes up for not able to go out
Coastguard Lookout above Hunstanton Cliffs
Old Hunstanton Beach
Beach Huts & Sand Dunes in Old Hunstanton
Sunset over Hunstanton Lighthouse

Cliff Top & Old Hunstanton

Starting from the Esplanade Gardens, you can explore the stunning clifftop scenery and read the story of St Edmund, Hunstanton’s most famous visitor and the very first patron saint of England. His story leads you to the ruins of St Edmund’s chapel, built in 1272 in his memory.

The stripes in Hunstanton's cliffs are caused by layers of different-coloured carrstone and chalk. Carrstone is the brown layer, and the red and white chalk is made from limestone. Limestone forms in warm tropical climates, which suggests that Hunstanton's climate was once warmer than it is today. The colour of the red chalk is due to iron staining.

Old Hunstanton Beach is home to picture-postcard rolling sand dunes and beach huts stretched along the wide sandy and dog-friendly beach. The Hunstanton Lifeboat Station at Old Hunstanton is the base for the local RNLI housing a B class lifeboat and hovercraft.


Coastguard Lookout

Originally built as a Marconi Wireless Station back in 1906, during WWII the building continued as a signal station and was visited by his Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1943.

Today, the former Coastguard Lookout is now a holiday cottage and offers guests a truly unique holiday experience in Hunstanton with unparalleled panoramic sea views.

Located next door to the old lighthouse and sitting on top of Hunstanton's famous striped cliffs, the Coastguard Lookout is less than a 5-minute walk to the beach and boasts a top floor lookout tower.

The property itself sleeps 4 people featuring a double bedroom and bunk beds. The bedrooms are all located on the first floor and come with that amazing sea view.

Hunstanton Former Coastguard Lookout
Hunstanton Former Coastguard Lookout