Once the "place to be" for Edwardian holidaymakers seeking sun and sea, Hunstanton lives on as one of Norfolk's finest beaches. 

Today the beach provides a popular spot for kite surfers and body-boarders, with its spectacular skies and scenery enjoyed all year round. 

We take a wander down the seafront through the ages with pictures from our archives. 

Eastern Daily Press: A chilly Christmas day swim in 1971A chilly Christmas day swim in 1971 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: Strollers on the pier, 1966Strollers on the pier, 1966 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: It's a Knockout competition on Hunstanton seafront, August 8, 1977It's a Knockout competition on Hunstanton seafront, August 8, 1977 (Image: Newsquest)

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Eastern Daily Press: Competitors duked it out on the greenCompetitors duked it out on the green (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: Hunstanton beach, 1959Hunstanton beach, 1959 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: Donkey rides along the sand, 1963, a snapshot of bygone BritainDonkey rides along the sand, 1963, a snapshot of bygone Britain (Image: Newsquest)

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Eastern Daily Press: Hunstanton seafront in 1962Hunstanton seafront in 1962 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: The Hunstanton lifeboat on a training exercise in 1983The Hunstanton lifeboat on a training exercise in 1983 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: Police survey the waves amid the heavy flooding in 1978Police survey the waves amid the heavy flooding in 1978 (Image: Newsquest)

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Eastern Daily Press: A house is salvaged from the water during floods in 1953A house is salvaged from the water during floods in 1953 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: Heavy snow is cleared from the promenade road in 1947Heavy snow is cleared from the promenade road in 1947 (Image: Newsquest)

Eastern Daily Press: Pack ice clogs the waters below Hunstanton Pier in the 1930sPack ice clogs the waters below Hunstanton Pier in the 1930s (Image: Newsquest)