Welcome to Cromer
Garden House Shop & Gallery, The
30 Nov, 2013 - 9 Dec, 2013
Cromer Pier Pavilion
30 Nov, 2013 - 29 Dec, 2013, 14.00 & 19.00
6 Dec, 2013 - 8 Dec, 2013, 14:00-12:00
7 Dec, 2013 - 21 Dec, 2013, 09:00-04:30
8 Dec, 2013, 17:00-19:00
Suffield Park Bowls Club
11 Dec, 2013, 19:00-21:00
11 Dec, 2013, 10:30-12:00
15 Dec, 2013, 17:00-19:00
23 Dec, 2013
23 Dec, 2013
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.
This picture is from the Thursday evening the first high tide of the surge. It was a remarkable site with all the pier lights staying on as the waves broke and occasionally went over cliff top height as they hit the promenade. Nature appeared to be doing some of the preliminary demolition work need for this winters work on the promenade. There's a video clip at Cromer pier in the surge and we also have some more for you later with the damage visible on the Friday morning - see below.
We've now added a second video sequence from the Friday morning high tide; click on the second of the tidal surges to see footage of Cromer seafront 8.30am - 9.30am on Friday 6th.
Dancers, stall-holders, organisers, musicians - and one Time Lord at Cromer for the Lights On Day. We couldn't get round to everything that was going on but click here for a short Cromer Lights Up video covering just a few of the things that were happening. A great day and thanks to all who made it happen, not least Vera Woodcock. It's the first one she has missed since she started all off - but we hope it was a fitting tribute to her memory. Come into town, enjoy the lights and make the most of all our shops and services over the next few weeks.
If you want to share the video with friends and relatives around the world, feel to put in a link using your Facebook, Twitter or any other social media link. And the really good news is that the latest information is that The Cromer Pier Christmas Show is expecting to be up and running on Thursday 12th! It may be a cliché, but 'It's a Cracker!'
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.