Norfolk is a top bird-watching area, and some of Britain's finest nature reserves are near Hunstanton.
- RSPB Snettisham - 4 miles west of Hunstanton. Open at all times and car parking is free. A coastal reserve where you can see wading birds, ducks, gulls, terns and pink-footed geese.
- RSPB Titchwell Marsh - 5 miles east of Hunstanton off the A149. Visitor centre and shop open all year except 25-6 December. Nature trails and hides. Free entry to reserve, car parking charge for non-RSPB members. A coastal reserve where you can see waders, including avocets, marsh harriers, reedbed birds and terns.
- Holme Bird Observatory: Norfolk Ornithologists' Assoc - 3 miles east of Hunstanton. The seven-acre coastal reserve is a key migration point enabling migrants arriving, leaving or passing through the county to be observed. More than 300 bird species have been recorded here. The area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
- Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes - 26 miles east of Hunstanton. Open all year except Christmas Day. Visitor centre open April to October. Coastal marsh and reedbed reserve where you can see wildfowl and waders including avocets and bitterns. For more information, see Norfolk Wildlife Trust.