The Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton, in Norfolk, is a popular resort with stunning scenery and bird-life to enjoy. Sited as it is, at the mouth of The Wash, Hunstanton is reputed to have one of the best beaches in the UK. The A149 road connects the town with King's Lynn, some 16 miles away; the Royal Sandringham Estate is only 12 miles from here.
Many tourists make Hunstanton their port of call when it comes to taking coastal holidays; not least for the fish, fresh from the sea and locally grown potatoes, adding up to a quality meal of traditional fish and chips. Wednesday and Sunday markets sell a range of local produce and holidaymakers delight in browsing the stalls in a friendly atmosphere.
Amenities include a fairground, aquarium, seal sanctuary, leisure pool and theatre, along with a number of caravan parks. Water sports enthusiasts have found the sea-side town to be the perfect place to find a selection of attractions and the town has hosted many sporting events over the years; the World Water Ski Racing Championships took place in 2005 and the month of August sees the annual ITA Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament, weather permitting. Since its inception in 1891, Hunstanton's 18-hole golf course has challenged many golfers; the course is spread out along Old Hunstanton's sandy coast.
Hunstanton is a tourist-orientated town and as such, commerce is centred on the hospitality industry, though fishing is still an important part of commercial life. Hunstanton & District Chamber of Trade works hard with local trades to encourage participation through networking opportunities.