A family favourite, Cromer is a traditional seaside town with sandy beaches, attractions, museums and even surfing.
Back in the 19th century, the town was developed into the seaside resort it is today by the late Victorians. The streets and alleys are bustling with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy the famous Cromer crab!
As well as crab, Cromer is also famous for its pier, home to the lifeboat station and Pavilion Theatre, where the UK’s only remaining traditional end of the pier variety show takes place. The pier has survived many storms, tidal surges and even an attempt to blow it up by the Government in World War II to prevent the pier being used as a landing strip for enemy invaders!
As part of North Norfolk’s Deep History Coast, you will find ‘Britain’s Great Barrier Reef’, the Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed. Created when the dinosaurs roamed, it is the longest in the world at 20 miles long and you can see it by swimming out and snorkelling.
Unmissable on the Cromer skyline is the 160ft tower of the 14th-century church of St Peter & Paul, the vast stained-glass windows celebrate Cromer’s rich lifeboat history. Just along the coastline is the Henry Blogg Museum, named after Henry Blogg who served for 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats, who, with his crew, saved over 870 lives.
The Norfolk Coast Path passes through the town offering fantastic scenic walks and, in the summer, Cromer celebrates its maritime heritage with the famous Cromer Carnival.
Spending time on the beach at Cromer is a must during your self-catering holiday in North Norfolk.