Welcome to Cromer - info also on the free 'Cromer' smartphone app
Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club
28 Jul, 2014 - 2 Aug, 2014
Cromer Pier Forecourt
3 Aug, 2014, 10:00 - 16:00
4 Aug, 2014 - 8 Aug, 2014
11 Aug, 2014 - 15 Aug, 2014
16 Aug, 2014
Cromer Pier Forecourt
17 Aug, 2014, 12:00 noon
Cromer Parish Church
17 Aug, 2014, 10.30am
17 Aug, 2014
St John Hall
28 Aug, 2014
Depart Cromer Bus Station
30 Aug, 2014, 13:00
Cromer, perched on the very edge of the north Norfolk coast, is famous for its tasty crabs, wide open beaches, a traditional pier complete with a theatre providing seaside special variety shows and is awash with small local independent shops. As you would expect of a seaside town rich in its fishing heritage, it has a lighthouse and a proud tradition of RNLI service. It has been said that the lifeboat service is the lifeblood of the town and the Henry Blogg Musuem offers a great insight into the service's past history.
In Cromer you will find a vibrant Norfolk town with a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, shops and accommodation, all independently owned and many passed down through the ages from parents to children. Lots of these businesses are represented on our 'one stop shop' website covering Cromer.
For shopaholics, in addition to traditional seaside shops selling buckets and spades and seaside gifts, we have a selection of local art galleries, homeware stores, ladies & gents fashion and fashion accessories shops. We have food stores with local produce including several fish shops featuring the famous Cromer crab and other privately owned stores including those specialising in assorted arts and crafts including baking and knitting.
OK, so our photo was taken in North Walsham rather than in Cromer but of course Paston Sixth From College at North Walsham is where most of Cromer's students of that age group study. Paston School of course dates back to 1606 but in 1984 it become an all-inclusive college and so many former students were at the College to celebrate this birthday. College Principal Kevin Grieve and Chair of Governors Nicola Luckin led the celebrations by planting a tree in the College grounds. Lots more about the College at the Paston college web site and all former School, High School and College students welcome to join up at the Old Pastonianss web site.
There was a full church for the 10.30am service at the parish church on the first Sunday of the month as David Court took his farewell to the parish. Having served as vicar of Cromer for the past eleven years, David will be moving in the next few weeks to Lincolnshire where he becomes Bishop of Grimsby. A number of presentations from the parish were made after the service, including a beautifully hand-carved crook, a symbol of the church over the centuries. The barbecue planned to follow the service was moved into the church itself, to avoid the drizzle outside and town mayor Tony Nash led further tributes and presented a framed picture of Cromer from the sea to remind David and Ann of their time in the town.
The town offers a wide choice of restaurants and cafes with not a single coffee shop chain or national eating or drinking venue to be found. Instead you have cafes, bars and restaurants owned and operated by local residents all eager to serve both local residents and visiting guests.
With a selection of campsites, caravan parks, self-catering holiday home, B&B's, pubs with rooms and hotels you are certain to find overnight accommodation to suit your needs, both now and in the future. There are many visitors that have been coming to Cromer throughout their whole life and this pattern seems to be repeating itself. Have you re-visited since your childhood? And if you have a family connection or an interest in more of the town's history, look in at the Cromer Dictionary site.
Cromer is proud to boast two blue flag beaches to explore on foot and the fabulous pier jutting out into the north sea with its end of pier shows is a great spot to try crabbing for yourself! The award winning North Norfolk coast path passes through the area and means great scenic walks are easily accessible. The town has a range of artistic, cultural and educational activities on offer and up to date listings of what's on in the town and local area can be found here.
The mainly Victorian town of Cromer is ideally situated for exploring North Norfolk, the Broads, Norwich and beyond. With regular train and bus links to the Broads and Norwich it is easy to get out and explore all the area has to offer by public transport. The Coasthopper bus service makes it easy to explore North Norfolk. During the months of March to October there are several historic homes to visit, including of course the royal home at Sandringham as well as National Trust properties at Blickling & Felbrigg.