Searles Leisure Resort Hunstanton, Norfolk, East England, PE36 5BB (Location map)

****O 4/5 based on 7 user reviews of Searles Leisure Resort

Searles Leisure Resort is perfectly situated a mere 200metres from some of Norfolk’s most amazing beaches, and is an exceptional holiday retreat for younger and older generations.Searles is a family park filled with fun, and you are even allowed to bring along your favourite pets!

One certainty when you visit Searles is that you are unlikely to get bored. The park itself is full of activities, ranging from swimming and bicycle hire for active individuals, to golf and bowls for those who are looking to enjoy a more relaxing experience in the heart of Norfolk.

Searles has been open for over 50 years, and during that time has emerged to become one of the most popular and well-visited camping sites in Norfolk.Searles offers pitches to travellers looking to stay in a tent or their own motorhome, and also offers a range of their own owned holiday homes and chalets for hire. If you visit the park and enjoy it so much that you would like to make camping in Norfolk your regular break, then Searles has a range of motorhomes and chalets available for you to buy.

The holiday park is situated in the town of Hunstanton, a small, traditional town where visitors are always made to feel welcome, whether they are visiting the beach or taking in a picnic on the town’s green. The rest of the north Norfolk coast, as well as the popular town of King’s Lynn, is also within easy reach, so if the beauty of Searles and the surrounding area is not enough for you, you have the option of exploring a number of other beautiful beaches, or even taking in some shopping.

Searles offers a range of family-friendly entertainment throughout the daytime as well as the evening, meaning that whether you decide to enjoy an ‘on site’ retreat or explore the local area, you will never be short of something to do.


South Beach Road
Norfolk, East England
United Kingdom
PE36 5BB

Nearby attractions

Hunstanton's location makes it the perfect base for exploring the surrounding coast and countryside of North and West Norfolk. Starting with Hunstanton's sandy bathing beach just two hundred yards away, the coast of North Norfolk can lead you on an odyssey of marshlands, sandy beaches, coastal walks, bird and nature reserves, plus quaint coastal villages and bustling seaside towns.

Your inland exploration can also start at Hunstanton where our very own Land Train can drop you in the heart of the town's green, or continue to Hunstanton Lighthouse and make the short walk to the dunes of Old Hunstanton Beach.

And just a short drive from Hunstanton there is a whole range of activities to suit all the family.

Whether it is a visit to the nearby Park Farm at Snettisham, Norfolk Lavender just down the road at Heacham or a visit to the stately homes and parklands of Sandringham and Holkham - Reception can provide you with information on attractions and activities throughout Norfolk and the surrounding areas.

Things to do nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Organised Entertainment
  • Sports Ground
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • TV Room
  • Gym
  • Snooker/Pool
  • Sauna
  • Leisure Centre

Water skiing. Competitions, Football, Tennis, Solo artistes, Disco, Bingo, Karaoke, Stage shows and Star cabaret



Other facilities

Golf course and Country Club, Bowls, Fishing, Tennis also on site. Reflections Hair and Beauty Salon. Searles Seatours also provide superb trips into the wash.

Motorhome pitches77£16.00-£44.00
Touring pitches154£16.00-£44.00
Tent pitches113£16.00-£42.00
Seasonal pitches
Serviced pitches (touring)
Holiday homes127£115.00-£881.00
Residential homes
Owned / buy
Holiday homes340
Residential homes
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18 Feb 2016: franmack from Burnham on Sea reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

I haven't actually visited this site - I am unable to as I am a single person having been widowed. According to Searles' policies this now makes me a threat to the safety of the families and couples on the site so I am not allowed on. A pretty disgusting policy with no foundation. Apparently single people are not fit to mix with families and couples!

: February in 2016


19 Mar 2014: das545701 from DERBYSHIRE reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

This is our first visit to this site and we cant fault it at all, Every thing you need for a great family holiday. The touring park was spotless and just a short walk to every thing , beach 5 minutes away .
We would recommend this to all not matter what age.

: March in 2014


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27 Aug 2011: debbie39 from Scotland reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

We have been every year for the last 4 years. It is a super site, clean, well maintained and loads to do. The shows in the evening were loved by the children, especially when all the characters appeared for a dance. It is very close to the beach, and Hunstanton is a very quiet seaside town.

: July in 2011


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30 Dec 2009: from cheshire reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

we had a fantastic time at the site.everybody were all on hands.all the facilities were spot loved it,that much we are all returning again this year.this site is 100% a big thank you to all the people who make this holiday.
Searles Leisure Resort, Norfolk

: August in 2009


This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer

24 Feb 2008: marina9 from North East Lincolnshire reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

Lovely site, great amenities, excellent showers. Very clean and well organised. Pitches are really good, private, plenty of space. Nice to stroll round on an evening, ideal for families or couples.


9 Apr 2007: swanny65 from Suffolk reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

We have just spent this Easter at Searles. Our first break away and couldn't ask for more. Lots to do on site for families. Beautifully maintained site with good size pitches, we had a corner pitch with enough room for two cars, caravan and awning. Reasonably priced on site general store. Excellent chippy. Good heated indoor pool which was well heated and child friendly. Tesco's have a store outside the entrance if needed. Plenty of shower blocks and waste points, all kept clean and tidy by the staff. All the staff we met were helpful and polite - including the security guard who had to reset my electric when I tripped it out.... After 23.00 there was very litle noise on the site. The icing on the cake Hunstanton is lovely on a sunny day.


This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer

28 Oct 2006: tsf69 from West Midlands reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

Very good all round site, pitches a good size. close to the beach, toilet and shower facility's good, regarding the entertainment if you want it it is their and if you don't it will not affect your stay in any way, noise levels at night are virtually non existent.

I would give this site 9 out of 10.

response (28 Oct 2006)

Thank you for kind comments, all here at Searles are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and have taken the time to positively review us.
Searles Team


This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer

6 Aug 2004: suejonessuffolk from Suffolk reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

I doubt if there is another site anywhere as good as this one. It is immaculate. Toilets cleaned several times a day, general maintenance all around the site is ongoing and the people who go there do so because they appreciate the well kept, safe and pleasant surroundings. This is one of those rare places where people are polite, friendly and considerate towards each other. Like most of the people who have stayed there, we will continue to go as often as we can.
The pools are warm and a very good size, no extra payment to use them, hairdryers in the toilet blocks do not have coin machines. The jacuzzi and sauna are free also and the evening entertainment is first class. There is a bar which is adults only with 'gentle' entertainment and the club house where the children go has a wide range of entertainment. The children who go to this site are usually well behaved, polite children in my experience and cause no one any offence. Bad behaviour is not tolerated at this site and the excellent security staff ensure that everyone enjoys their stay. At night from midnight at the latest, all is quiet, no drunkenness, domestic quarrels, screaming children etc. Pure bliss!


6 Jul 2003: legacy from The Past reviewed Searles Leisure Resort

** This review was originally posted by Mrs T Barber from Great Yarmouth. **

This was our fourth visit to Searles in June and as usual the site was imaculate. The toilet blocks are cleaned to an extremely high standard as is the whole site. Everbody who works there are very pleasant and helpful.


Professional Reviews

Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008

Enjoying the East of England, including the coastline, is easy when you stay here. You won’t be bored during your time on site either, with one indoor and three outdoor heated pools, basketball, mini golf and the beach just a walk away. The resort has its own country club, with golf, fishing and tennis. Serviced pitches offer 10A hook-up, while full-service pitches have 16A, water, waste water disposal and TV aerial hook-ups, as well as level hedges to separate them. There are options for sit-down meals and snacks, plus a supermarket.
1 Mar 2008
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2004

This resort comes with special attractions and is great for families – though it might be less alluring to those seeking the simple life. It costs more than many sites – but look at what you get for the extra money.

There’s nightly entertainment with special children’s programmes until 9pm, bars, restaurants, indoor pool and a gym. As for sports, there’s a nine-hole golf course with a discount for guests, a driving range and huge putting green, tennis courts, bowling green, and fishing lakes. The site doesn’t scrimp on facilities, either – there’s a large supermarket and laundrette.

There are 211 level touring pitches divided by hedges, 172 of which have 16A hook-up. The pitches are mainly in rows and form the seaward part of the overall complex. Access to the touring section and the open-air sports facilities (which have their own reception and warden) is through the static holiday homes, near the entertainment facilities and pool.

The sanitary blocks have domestic-type showers are heated and in good condition, although the children’s play areas looked heavily used on our visit and could do with some renovation.

There’s easy access to the beach, and it’s a short walk or a fun trip on the Searle’s Land Train to Hunstanton. There are good coastal walks, too. The site is signposted well and the entrance is wide, but do watch out for pedestrians.

13 Aug 2004
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2003

Searles Holiday Park is a classic family site, just a short distance from some of Norfolk’s finest beaches, and it extends a warm welcome to every guest. Searles focuses on entertainment, with the clubhouse playing host to shows for all ages. The late evening shows for adults includes four floor shows each week from May to September, competitions, karaoke and bingo. There is also a restaurant, and the Mariners bar which provides a more peaceful environment in which to relax. If you feel you need to work off that high living there is a gym and heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

There are 196 touring pitches on-site, 119 of which are hardstanding. If you want a bit of added luxury, you can choose one of the super-pitches, which have electricity hook-up and a hedged and paved area for additional privacy, water and drainage and a satellite TV hook-up. There are four toilet blocks and three shower blocks, all well kept and with excellent disabled facilities.

Just a short walk or bus ride from Searles is the town of Hunstanton, where you can stroll along the promenade and enjoy the funfair, or take a boat trip along the coast or out to seal island. If you fancy a spot of golf, there is a nine-hole course and driving range and you can take advantage of the Searles guest £1 discount. The stately homes in Sandringham and Holkham make for a great day out, or you could visit Norfolk Lavender or Park Farm.
1 Jan 2003