Hunstanton is located in Norfolk on the eastern coast of England. The town of Hunstanton is perhaps best known for the number of stratified cliffs that can be found nearby. These red limestone cliffs have been the purpose of much of the tourism that has made its way to Hunstanton over the years. Of course, if you happen to enjoy Victorian architecture, the town has plenty of that to offer as well, in the form of numerous Victorian era squares. The beach, with its ever popular promenade, is also a great place to visit when you are in Hunstanton.
Hunstanton is a coastal town that is located on the eastern side of Norfolk. The town has a population of about four thousand nine hundred and ninety one. This area is very popular with tourists because they are able to watch the sun setting over the sea.
The town of Hunstanton is well known for its stratified and fossiliferous cliffs that have a lower level of reddish limestone that is also referred to as red chalk and it was laid down during the time of the Lower Cretaceous that has also been topped by a white chalk layer that is from the upper cretaceous era. The stratified chalk limestone that is red in colour and white chalk cliffs that are on the beach within the area of Old Hunstanton.
About one hundred years ago there was a book that was written by J. F Jackson and Premier Press published it and the booked looked at the rocks within Hunstanton and the surrounding area.
During the summer months the crowds flock to the town of Hunstanton although these are smaller in number than they were during the 1980's. The A149 bypass that was built in the early 1990's has taken a large number of potential tourists away from the area, as they no longer have to go through the town.
During 2004 the lifeboats within Hunstanton were at their busiest within the Norfolk area and they had about forty calls to deal with.
The town is also well known for a range of stately squares which date back to the Victorian times and the most well known of these is Boston Square. Boston Square is the ideal place to stand and admire the views that look across towards the area of Boston that is within Lincolnshire.