KITESURFING AT HUNSTANTON
WIND: Recommended in anything from SSW through W round to N.
TIDES: Best at low tide when the sandbar emerges on the outside and the water is butter-flat. As soon as the tide creeps up towards the groynes it’s time to pack up and head round to Old Hunstanton.
DIRECTIONS: Very easy to find as Hunstanton only has one beach and it runs alongside the town. Head to the green and you can’t miss it!
PARKING: The car park next to the Sailing Club is £4. Parking at the Sailing Cluib itself is restricted to HSC members only, or contact Hunstanton Kitesurfing School to become a temporary day member of Hunstanton Sailing Club and benefit fromshowers, parking tolilets etc (only £8). Alternative car parks are near the Oasis swimming pool and behind Hunstanon Watersports.
SETTING UP: Please avoid launching and landing in-between the groynes for safety reasons.
SPECIAL COMMENTS: Kitesurf into the sunset on the east coast! Nice…
KITESURFING AT OLD HUNSTANTON
WIND: Recommended in anything from SSW round through W to N.
TIDES: Ridable at most states of the tide though very little beach on a big spring tide. Stay well away from the cliffs when the tide is high as they can generate huge updrafts.
DIRECTIONS: Take a left on the sharp bend as you exit Hunstanton on the A149 (pitch ‘n’ putt will be on your left).
PARKING: Clifftop car park or grass car park adjacent to Le Strange Hotel (£3). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE LE STRANGE HOTEL CAR PARK.
SETTING UP: Please do not set up or pack down near the main entrance to the beach.
SPECIAL COMMENTS: There are a few small wooden stakes that appear from about mid to low tide - ask a local!
KITESURFING AT BRANCASTER
WIND: Suitable forW through N round to E.
TIDES: Big tidal range so check your tables! Flatwater heaven around 2/3 tide when the ‘lagoons’ start to fill. Can turn into a beach-break in a northerly near high-tide but this beach is not rideable at high tide due to the rocks and lack of beach space.
DIRECTIONS: As you enter Brancaster on the A149 from Hunstanton turn left at the shop (signposted Beach).
PARKING: One public car park. Note: the road to the car park floods on big high tides.
VERY IMPORTANT: There are designated zones in operation on this beach. ALWAYS launch/land 100m to the west of the golf clubhouse (left when looking to sea). When on the water stay to the west of an imaginary line running from the golf clubhouse to the shipwreck. More infomation is shown on this copy of the National Trust sign displayed at Brancaster.
Please pop in the shop Hunstanton Watersports for more infomation on kitesurfing at the local beaches in and around Hunstanton and please visit our local club for further infomation.
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