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Coastguard Lookout........Unique


Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - A double and bunks.

Fridays - Monday or Monday to Friday until 3 July and then from 4 September until 19 December
19 December until 7 January 2021 full weeks Friday start unless short notice
3 July until 4 September full weeks unless short notice

If you are looking for a truly unique holiday experience with unparalleled panoramic views of the whole of the Wash from the tower of this unique three-storey building, the Coastguard Lookout offers really exclusive and accommodation out of the ordinary.

This exceptional location along the cliff tops is perfect for watching birds, people, boats, ships and the ever-changing tide and weather from the coastline at Hunstanton continuing around to Kings Lynn and then Skegness and beyond - at any time of the day. Click here to see the current webcam view of the cliff tops. click to see the views and surroundings of the tower.

Fabulous west-facing sunsets can be seen from the top of the tower which is unique for the east coast and not to be missed. We are sure that guests will spend a lot of time in the tower with their binoculars enjoying the view any time of the year, any weather with a cup of coffee or glass of wine! Who can resist?

The Lighthouse is nearby and the Coastguard Lookout Station was built in 1906 as the Marconi Wireless Station which played a prominent part for intelligence during the First World War by intercepting German radio transmissions and tracing the German fleet. The Second World War saw the building continue as a signal station and was visited by his Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1943, together with Princesses Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret, they spent time with the Coastguard and all four signed their royal insignias in the coastguard's log book. There is a plaque to commemorate this on the building. In 1976 it became a maritime museum which eventually closed. Several years later new owners carefully restored the building leaving the original features in place. Totally enclosed with a gravelled driveway with parking for at least two cars. A small front garden overlooks the cliffs next to it’s Second World War pillbox.

The property has been furnished in keeping with its quirky and unique character offering accommodation with full gas central heating.
Steps up to entrance lobby. Staircase to first floor. Separate WC.
Living/ dining room with wood burner, will keep you cosy in the winter months. Wood provided for first fire. Freesat TV/DVD
Small well equipped ‘L’ shaped kitchen with small fridge/freezer, induction hob . Sharp microwave oven with grill and convection oven.

First floor landing with small storage area.
Bedroom one with a double bed and views across the Wash from both windows.
Bedroom two with full size bunks and sea views from both windows.
Bathroom newly installed in 2021 with bath having shower over, washbasin and WC, shaver point.
Please note access to bathroom from the bunk room is through the other bedroom.

Staircase to Lookout Tower.
In the tower there is a bar top and high stool seating. From the window a stunning 270 degree view out to the sea, will make you feel like a Captain on the bridge! Do not forget your binoculars and camera. There is heating in this area of the building so a great place at anytime of year. From here is a door to access the full walk around balcony with secluded terrace which itself provides stunning views to the golf course and Old Hunstanton.

Parking is within the fenced gated area of the Coastguard Lookout. There is an area to sit out on the gravelled garden using the fold up garden chairs.
No pets allowed but please note for those with allergies that the owner brings their own dog.
Bed linen and Towels included. A refundable breakage deposit of £100 payable with the balance payment. £25 booking fee. no pets.

If you wish to get to town and leave the car behind, the ‘land train’ travels regularly from the cliff tops, right through to the other side of town – perfect to take in the panoramic views of Wash and beyond, even in inclement weather!

Guest reviews 2021
30.4-3.5.21 Mrs S B We stayed three nights and all loved the lookout. Very clean and tidy and had everything needed. Welcome tray was useful. Lovely views to sit and have a drink. Great location with easy walk to beautiful beaches of Old Hunstanton. Cosy and great for long weekend.

2020 reviews yet to be recorded.

Guest Reviews 2019
19 - 23 October
Mrs M Our week by the Sea. This is a great property in a wonderful location. We wanted to be by the sea and we couldn’t have got more closer! The accommodation was comfortable, clean and warm. The facilities were spot on with even a set of binoculars to use in the lookout tower. We would definitely stay here again.
28 – 31 October S.S.L.C. Lovely little family break enjoyed by all. We all loved this place, especially the Lookout with amazing views. Great location for exploring Norfolk. We were lucky with the weather being bright and sunny most of the week.
21 – 25 October C.C.J from Croydon. We have already visited this old style building and would love to come back for a 3rd time. We enjoyed it thoroughly the first time and enjoyed it just as much this time. The lookout is great for relaxing and chilling out.
7 – 11 October P & J Excellent accommodation , fully equipped for our 4 night stay. Fantastic views from the lookout. Lovely quaint villages nearby to visit. Would love to stay again. Thank You.
23 – 27 September C & A Just ended a 4 night break her in the Coastguard Lookout. Lovely place and well equipped. Loved the views from the lookout and spent a lot of time up there. Lovely walks along the beach. Would come again . Thank You.
18 – 23 September H. P.P West Yorkshire The most fantastic place and accommodation for our first family holiday. We can not wait to return over the years as our baby gets older. Such a homely place to stay and everyone is very kind. The Sea life centre is a must to visit.
1 – 6 September T & M Grimsby Had a 5 night short stay. Did the north rout as far as Cromer. Loved all the Coastal villages. Accommodation excellent- Good quality fixtures and equipment. Bed very comfortable. Our little dog who sadly died last year would have loved all the walks and dog friendly cafes.
17 August L.A.M.E. from Leeds We have had a lovely week with the view from the Lookout amazing. Being right at the beach is fab. Thank you.
1 August T. P. H from Cambridge We missed the heatwave by a few days Amazing view from the lookout room. Very grateful for excellent wi-fi. Everything we needed was here. Thank you
20 – 27 July C & T from Switzerland We loved this place. The lookout, the views, the sun, the sea, the sky. Thank you very much.
21 – 28 June D & A Hooper What a lovely relaxing place to spend a week, we were lucky to see a fabulous sunset on our first night here. We recommend the beach cafe by the lifeboat station for a great breakfast. The Lodge for an evening meal, The Deli in town for food, The yurt in Thornham for their brilliant food.
17 -21 June R & H A superb place to stay. Very quirky but superb views and location. Spent a lot of time in the observation room. Thank you.
24 – 31 May A. L.N. N Somerset Stunning week here, Thank you. Incredible biew. Spent most of our time up in the Lookout, watching, painting, drinking…..just glorious. Would definitely like to return in winter.
6 - 13 May A & M Nottingham. Mixed week weather wise. Enjoyed this part of Norfolk. Lovely to explore Hunstanton. Amazing views. Thanks.
2 – 6 May G.J.L.W Same weekend that we had last year. Heatwave and gales. Recommend Holkham. Another great weekend. Thank you.
13 -18 April G.A.J.E. Amazing views, so unique, what a lovey building, all we could need. Loved the history of it. Went to the beach, the town, Sealife Centre and visited family in Shouldham. The children loved the Lookout, going to Sandringham today. Thank you. The children loved you tube too. Home from Home.
5-8 April K & G Nottingham Fantastic building with lots of history. The views are spectacular and we spent lots of time up in the lookout. We visited Wells next Sea, Comer and shopped in Burnham Deepdale to see the round tower church. Ate at Silk Road 2 in Heacham which was very good. A great visit and the batteries are now recharged. Thanks.
25 -29 March R & T What an amazing place to stay with the most stunning views. We have spent the majority of the time in the wonderful Lookout and wish we didn’t have to leave. The house itself is spotless and the added bonus of a log fire all helped to make this a PERFECT holiday. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

The popular village of Old Hunstanton with its village shop, deli with fresh bread, Post Office, selection of pubs and restaurants is just a short walk and the beach and cliffs are also a five minute stroll away. In the other direction, Hunstanton is about a thirty minutes walk along the cliff tops or quick drive to the town centre or supermarkets. It is also a perfect position for watching the annual bonfire and firework display!

Norfolk Lavender, Sandringham Estate, Snettisham and Titchwell Bird Reserves, and Kings Lynn are all a short driving distance within thirty minutes and there is a regular bus service from Hunstanton to Wells and to Kings Lynn.

Key facts

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 4


  • No pets
  • Bed Linen & Towels included
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dishwasher
  • Open Fire/Woodburner
  • Microwave
  • DVD player
  • Garden Furniture
  • Washing Machine
  • No Smoking in the property
  • Shower
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Freeview TV
  • Gas/elect/oil included


  • Hunstanton
  • Old Hunstanton


  • Coastal Location
  • Outskirts Town/Village
  • Easy walk to pub/restaurant
  • Within 10 mins walk to beach
  • Supermarket close by
  • Close to Golf Course/Links
  • Leisure Centre/pool close by
  • Theatre close by
  • Water sports close by


Date range Price per week
7 Jan - 31 Mar 2022 £745 Book Online
1 Apr - 21 Apr 2022 £910 Book Online
22 Apr - 26 May 2022 £850 Book Online
27 May - 2 Jun 2022 £910 Book Online
3 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 £850 Book Online
2 Jul - 15 Jul 2022 £910 Book Online
16 Jul - 2 Sep 2022 £995 Book Online
3 Sep - 29 Sep 2022 £910 Book Online
30 Sep - 13 Oct 2022 £745 Book Online
14 Oct - 10 Nov 2022 £910 Book Online
11 Nov - 15 Dec 2022 £745 Book Online
16 Dec 2022 - 5 Jan 2023 £995 Book Online
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