The Cliffs At Hunstanton


  • The Beach, Hunstanton, PE36

  • Open access

The famous red and white striped cliffs at Hunstanton are very famous an eye catching; particularly at sundown. The stritions are formed by multiple layers of sandstone- carrstone and chalk.

Have fun exploring the history and geology of this region, hunting for fossils in the cliffs and rocks, explore the sea creatures in the rock pools and visit the old buildings that dot the cliff tops such as St Edmund's Chapel. This building, now in ruins, was erected in 1272 in memory of St Edmund who landed at Hunstanton in 855 to be crowned King of East Anglia.

The cliffs are colonised by fulmars - birds which look like gulls but are in fact petrels. You will see pairs of these birds on their nests scattered along the entire length of the cliffs or circling in the air nearby. It is advisable to keep your distance from them as they may vomit a thick oily bile on to you if they feel threatened!

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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