Welcome to Cromer - info also on the free 'Cromer' smartphone app
10 Aug, 2016 - 2 Aug, 2017, 2pm
27 Aug, 2016, 10am - 4pm
Cromer Pier Forecourt
28 Aug, 2016
5 Sep, 2016, 09:30-12:30
7 Sep, 2016, 10:00-12:00
Cromer Parish Church
18 Jun, 2016 - 1 Sep, 2016, 10.30-4.30
Cromer Pier Pavilion
25 Jun, 2016 - 24 Sep, 2016, Tickets £10.00-£23.50 - Performance lasts for 2 hours and 20 minutes approx.
Cromer Pier Pavilion
23 Jul, 2016 - 6 Sep, 2016, Tuesday and Saturdays
14 Aug, 2016 - 16 Dec, 2016, Every Wednesday and Friday
28 Aug, 2016 - 17 Oct, 2016, Every Monday
5 Sep, 2016 - 17 Jul, 2017, Every Monday
7 Sep, 2016 - 29 Mar, 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.
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).
It was many congratulations to Merchants' Place, the Cromer Resource and Community Centre, when it celebrated its 10th birthday in August. MP Norman Lamb and Town Mayor Tim Adams were on hand to cut the cake. Opened in 2006 as part of the Cromer Regneration programme, the lower floor of the building had been unused and undeveloped for six years until then. Since it has welcomed well over 100,000 people to courses, support groups, individual activities and business development courses. If you think you'd like to use facilities there, pop in and see what is aviailable.
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.