Situated on the North Norfolk coast, Cromer is the quintessential North Norfolk seaside town, known as the ‘Gem of the Norfolk Coast’.
Famous for its delicious crabs, wide open beaches, one of the last authentic Victorian piers in the country (which hosts a fantastic traditional end of pier show), and awash with small local independent shops, cafes and restaurants, Cromer is a thriving hub in the heart of the North Norfolk community.
Cromer is rich with fishing heritage with Cromer Crab being famous throughout the world and the crab-boats setting off every day to fish for superb seafood from the North Sea. Many of these fishermen provide the backbone of the Cromer lifeboat crew, often said to be the lifeblood of the town. Their proud tradition of bravery and heroism hails back to the herculean crew member Henry Blogg, who was awarded three RNLI Gold Medals for his heroic efforts saving lives. Cromer has two museums for those wishing to explore and learn more about the proud tradition of lifeboat men in the area.
In addition to traditional seaside stores selling buckets and spades and seaside trinkets, there is also a selection of local art galleries, homeware stores, fashion outlets and high end gift shops.
Cromer offers plenty of activities for those wishing to be active, including the Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash association and the renowned Royal Cromer Golf Club, where guests of The Grove are entitled to a 10% discount from their green fees. Cricket Week is first week of August every year featuring touring teams from around the country.
Throughout August each year the Cromer Carnival brings the town further to life and is a great event for the whole family, for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Thousands of visitors flock to the town on Carnival Day to see the display performed by the famous Red Arrows and to watch the fabulous parade of floats and bands through the centre of the town. For more information on this year’s carnival please visit www.cromercarnival.co.uk.
Not far from Cromer there are also several historic stately homes to visit, including the royal home at Sandringham as well as Holkham Hall and the beautiful National Trust properties at Blickling and Felbrigg.
These are just a small selection of the things to do in Cromer and the surrounding area. For all the latest information on local activities, events and attractions and to source maps or guide maps please contact the North Norfolk Information Centre on 01263 512497.