Hunstanton

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Coordinates: 52°56′N 0°29′E / 52.93°N 0.48°E / 52.93; 0.48

Hunstanton, often pronounced by locals as /ˈhʌnstən/  ( listen) HUN-stən and known colloquially as 'Sunny Hunny', is a seaside town (population 4961[1]) in Norfolk, England, facing The Wash.

Hunstanton is an "east coast" town but it faces west and is the only east coast seaside resort in England where the sun can be seen to set over the sea.

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Geology

Hunstanton is notable for its stratified, fossiliferous cliffs: lower reddish limestone, known as 'red chalk', was laid down during the Lower Cretaceous era and is topped by a white chalk layer from the Upper Cretaceous era.

In 1910, a book "The Rocks of Hunstanton and its Neighbourhood" by J.F. Jackson was published by The Premier Press.

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