Welcome to Cromer - info also on the free 'Cromer' smartphone app

Events

The Cromer Society Excursions to Maddermarket Theatre

Cromer Society

Depart Cromer Bus Station

2 May, 2015, 13:00

Pier Lifeboat Open Morning

Cromer Pier Lifeboat House

3 May, 2015, 10am to 1pm

40th Anniversary Celebration

Probus Club, Cromer and Sheringham

Links Country Park Hotel

5 May, 2015, 12:30-15:00

Crab and Lobster Festival

15 May, 2015 - 17 May, 2015

The Cromer Society Excursions to Maddermarket Theatre

Cromer Society

Depart Cromer Bus Station

31 May, 2015

Paxton's Crystal Palace

Probus Club, Cromer and Sheringham

Links Country Park Hotel

7 Jul, 2015, 12:30-15:00

Lifeboat Day

Cromer Pier Lifeboat House

26 Jul, 2015

The Truth Behind Hypnosis

Probus Club, Cromer and Sheringham

Links Country Park Hotel

4 Aug, 2015, 12:30-15:00

The Cromer Society Excursions to Maddermarket Theatre

Cromer Society

Depart Cromer Bus Station

29 Aug, 2015, 13:00

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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.

Latest News

Great Job Guys
28 Mar, 2015
Great Job Guys

Very many thanks to all those who were on the beach to give it a clean-up for the Easter weekend. The team included a good number of our Town Councillors - leading from the front, as ever. Many thanks to all; this pile of rubbish - including the sign that seems to have drifter round from Brighton - is on its way to the tip. And great news that once again Cromer has won the 'Pier of the Year' award. Click the picture to see the write-up on the National Piers Society web site.

The yellow birds have flown
29 Mar, 2015
The yellow birds have flown

After 40 years of service, the yellow Sea Kings of the RAF Search and Rescue service retire on 1st April, to be replaced by the helicopters of HM Coastguard. A visit from one of the new Humberside aircraft at the end of March gave both Cromer all-weather and inshore lifeboats an opportunity to exercise with them, for transfer of casualties should the need arise. All the lifeboat team at Cromer would like to thank 22 and 202 Squadrons for their work over the years, with the Whirlwind, Wessex and latterly the Sea king helicopters. We're looking forward to working with the new team - and guess where most of them were trained!

30 years of crying
18 Apr, 2015
30 years of crying

Now for the younger amongst you, you may wonder how information spread before the Internet.... Well, in Cromer we like to use on of the oldest methods on occasions. For thirty years Jason Bell has fulfilled to role of Town Crier and he still manages to reach the necessary decibel level. An exhibition of pictures will be on display on various occasions this year; the Town Community Day in April provided an opportunity for such a display and for the man himself to be there. Many congratulations and thanks to Jason for thirty years of service.

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.