It was a November morning on the west-facing Hunstanton beach and the tide was out. I was able to get out past the groynes, to appreciate the expansive scale of the beach here. Back on the promenade, I met Barrie, who had traveled 30 miles to this spot, as it had ideal reception for his international radio ham activity (see interview, below). There’s always a bustle of activity at Hunstanton and the expansive views and skies are a constant pleasure.
What the beach means to Barrie.
A view from the beach at low tide.
Known locally as “Sunny Hunny”, the two mile beach at Hunstanton has the advantage of facing west over the sea, enjoying magnificent, panoramic sunsets at any time of year. The tide can go a mile out, allowing rock pools to appear around the groynes. You can also walk along the top of the cliffs to the lighthouse and beyond. These incredible cliffs stretch out for almost a mile, at places sixty feet high. This part of the beach is more rugged, with the rock pools just waiting to be explored.
John’s and Sandra’s take on the beach.
On the beach at Hunstanton in Norfolk.