welcome to cromer – gem of the norfolk coast.
the beautiful beach, the traditional pier, the stunning heritage architecture, and the amazing range of commerce. that’s what makes cromer the gem it is: a vibrant norfolk town with a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, shops and accommodation, independently owned and many passed down in families. with over 100 commercants right across the town its a place to visit any time of year.
cromer is proud to boast two blue flag beaches and the fabulous pier jutting out into the north sea with its end of pier shows is a great spot to try crabbing or sit and watch the world go by (you can see the sun rise in the morning, and set in the evening!) the award winning north norfolk coast path passes through cromer making superb scenic walks of all levels easily accessible.
with a long and varied history, constantly fighting the challenges of the sea, cromer began to develop its modern role at the end of the 18th century when the town became a very select watering place, and in the late 19th century it further developed as a stylish resort with visitors coming from farther afield on the new railway. this was an era when the artistic and fashionable flocked to the area. many of the landmarks familiar to victorian visitors are still part of the attraction cromer holds for modern day tourists.
- in and around town as well as shopping, there is plenty to do in cromer; here’s our quick check list:
- the medieval church: climb the 172 steps to the top of the tower (the tallest church in norfolk)
- the pier: stroll over the sea and visit the lifeboat station
- the beaches, make sandcastles,swim, sunbathe
- cromer museum and the henry blogg rnli museum: see history come alive
- old flint cottages: wander the old streets
- see the fishing boats unload crabs on the beach
- amazonia zoo: meet the animals from south america
and nearby attractions include:
- national trust halls at felbrigg and blickling
- north norfolk steam railways at sheringham
- seals at blakeney
- muckleburgh military collection
- the norfolk broads
- parking cadogan road, meadow road, runton road
- petrol morrisons, runton road
- toilets meadow road, runton road, promenade.
- doctors cromer group practice, 48 overstrand road, nr27 0aj, 01263 513148
- hospital cromer and district hospital, mill road, nr27 0bq, 01263 513571 minor injuries unit only in cromer full a&e in norwich (nr4 7uy) or king’s lynn (pe30 4et)
- library prince of wales road, nr27 9hs. 01263 512850
north norfolk information centre, louden road, cromer, nr27 9ef
tel: 01263 512497
getting to cromer
on the beautiful north norfolk coast, cromer is a gem waiting to be discovered
- by car: the town’s main roads are the a140/a148 south to norwich and the a148 west to holt, fakenham and king’s lynn
- by train: cromer station is at the west of the town, with regular services to norwich
- by bus: cromer is well served by busses to norwich and most nearby towns.