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


The Cromer Society Poetry Group

10 Aug, 2016 - 2 Aug, 2017, 2pm

The Cromer Society Extended Lecture Course

The Cottage

28 Sep, 2016 - 7 Dec, 2016, 10.30 - 12.00

English Skills

Merchants' Place

14 Aug, 2016 - 16 Dec, 2016, Every Wednesday and Friday

L2 Support Teaching and Learning

Merchants' Place

28 Aug, 2016 - 17 Oct, 2016, Every Monday

Get Creative (PLD for Adults with Learning Disabilities)

Merchants' Place

5 Sep, 2016 - 17 Jul, 2017, Every Monday

ESOL Mixed

Merchants' Place

12 Sep, 2016 - 19 Dec, 2016, Every Monday and Thursday

Maths Skills

Merchants' Place

12 Sep, 2016 - 14 Dec, 2016, Every Monday and Wednesday

Basic Reading & Writing - Adult Education

Merchants' Place

13 Sep, 2016 - 23 Feb, 2017, 09:30-12:00

Basic Reading and Writing

Merchants' Place

13 Sep, 2016 - 23 Feb, 2017, Every Tuesday and Thursday

Digital Photography for Beginners

Merchants' Place

21 Sep, 2016 - 4 Dec, 2016, Every Wednesday

L1 AAT Accountancy Course

Merchants' Place

28 Sep, 2016 - 19 Oct, 2016, Every Wednesday

L2 Cert Digital Photography

Merchants' Place

28 Sep, 2016 - 26 Jul, 2017, Every Wednesday



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

Siren for Maroons
16 Apr, 2016
Siren for Maroons

In the past the firing of maroons was the signal that Cromer's lifeboat was being launched. This has now been replaced on safety grounds by an alert system using a siren, which will help show when the boat is heading out on a service.
The ten second siren is linked to a voice warning explaining what it means - and aims to warn public on the seafront and nearby boating traffic of an impending launch. It will only be sounded between 08 00 and 20 00 as necessary.
For operational reasons a test sounding will also be held on either the first or second Sunday of the month at approximately 11 00. (The first was on 8th May 2016).

August Report
24 Aug, 2016
August Report

All sorts of characters in Cromer for August. From Lifeboat Day on the last day of July through to the Crab and Lobster 'dinky beach huts' auction on 28th August, it's been a non-series of events at the weekends, with Carnival week being a solid seven days of activity. You never know who you're going to meet - these characters were enjoying themselves in the Carnival parade on the 17th. For a full set of Carnvial video reports, look in on Youtube. Prizewinners from all events are available on the Carnival web site. And in case you're wondering, Carnival week next yeear will be the week of 12th August to 18th August. If canival is your thing, see you then!

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.