Campers can explore coastlines, huge lowland forests, and alluring waterways near Hunstanton.
Known affectionately as “Sunny Hunny,” Hunstanton’s coastal views, Victorian squares, and welcoming locals make it a popular destination for campers looking to explore Norfolk Coast AONB. Stay on-site in seaside cottages and woodland lodges for an immersive camping experience. Or venture deeper into nature and travel south to Thetford Forest for red trail cycling paths and outdoor concerts. From there, cross over to The Broads to explore riverways and spot rare wildlife, like Britain’s largest butterfly. Camping opportunities near these natural attractions cater to all camping styles, from traditional tent pitches to Mongolian yurts to luxury cabin rentals.
Dive deeper into Norfolk Coast, a designated Area of Natural Beauty. Overlooking the North Sea, the diverse coastal landscape features marshes, farmland, valleys, dunes, and woodlands, with small villages and towns scattered throughout. Miles of walking and cycling trails take campers to heritage landmarks such as Creake Abbey, Holkham Hall, and Warham Camp. While wild camping isn’t allowed in the area, campers can choose from a variety of registered and authorised accommodations, including seaside cottage rentals and campsites for tents and caravans. At the centre of Norfolk Coast, find woodland lodges and pitches for caravans with electric hookups, water, TV connections, and grey waste disposal.
Just under 40 miles south lies Thetford Forest, the largest man-made lowland forest in the UK. Start at High Lodge Visitor Centre, which offers helpful information, food and drink, adventure play areas, and concerts. Then traverse marked cycling trails for varying experience levels, including two “red trails” for those up to the challenge. Stay the night at Little Lodge Farm’s caravan pitches and cabins with full kitchens, showers, and spacious balconies. Or find caravan sites nearby outfitted with water, wifi, and children’s play areas.
Travel east to Broads National Park, also known as Norfolk Broads or simply “the Broads.” The park’s complex waterways are home to some of the rarest wildlife in England, including the swallowtail—Britain’s largest butterfly. Traverse walking and cycling trails set against beautiful landscapes before venturing into nearby villages to enjoy local crafts, produce, and a pint in the local pub. The Broads’ range of camping, glamping, and caravanning options includes simple tent pitches to shepherds’ huts to one large Mongolian yurt. All pitches are within easy access to washrooms with showers and flush toilets, outside washing areas, and an on-site supply shop.
Hunstanton’s peak season is during warm summer months where temperatures often reach 22°C. The winter off-season sees an average high of about 8°C. While some rain is common year-round, Hunstanton and its surrounding areas don’t get snow, even in winter.