Like its neighbour, New Hunstanton, Old Hunstanton is situated in The Wash.
The various sand bars mean that at various states of tide it features excellent flat water, making it ideal for beginners or freestylers.
Old Hunstanton will work on anything from SW round to N.
Old Hunstanton will work on any tide state. It can be a long walk to the water at low tide, and there's only a thin strip of beach at high tide (especially on a high, spring tide), but it's all perfectly doable.
Conditions at Old Hunstanton are mostly chop, with some flat areas at different states of tide. It's more of a freestyle than a wave venue.
Avoid setting up and packing down near the main entrance to the beach (near the lifeboat launch). It gets really busy.
The carpark at Hunstanton is usually quite sheltered. Great for getting out of the wind when you need a rest.
- Car parking
- Hunstanton Watersports for all your kite surfing kit requirements
Stay well clear of the large cliffs when the tide is high as the updrafts could loft you.
There are some small wooden stakes that appear around mid tide. Ask a local for their position.
Getting There & Parking
Use the map below for directions to Hunstanton. As you exit Hunstanton on the A149, with the pitch and putt to your left, take the left hand exit on the sharp bend.
PARKING: For Old Hunstanton, either park in the cliff-top car park or the grass car park next to the Le Strange Hotel (cost £3). Please don't park in the Le Strange Hotel car park.
Weather Forecast & Live Readings
I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Hunstanton.
And if you're wondering if it's on right now, I think this is the best resource: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Weybourne.