Welcome to Cromer - info also on the free 'Cromer' smartphone app
22 Aug, 2015 - 31 Oct, 2015, 10.00 - 5.00 Mon - Sunday
7 Sep, 2015 - 2 Dec, 2015, 12:45-15:15
7 Sep, 2015 - 2 Dec, 2015, 12:45-15:15
8 Sep, 2015 - 11 Feb, 2016, 09:30-12:00
8 Sep, 2015 - 9 Feb, 2016, 12:30-15:00
8 Sep, 2015 - 14 Dec, 2015, 09:30-12:00
9 Sep, 2015 - 28 Oct, 2015, 10.30AM - 12.30 AM
9 Sep, 2015 - 4 Dec, 2015, 09:30-12:00
9 Sep, 2015 - 6 Jul, 2016, 18:45-21:15
21 Sep, 2015 - 27 Jun, 2016, 10:00-15:30
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.
The Sunday of the bank holiday weekend started a little dull but it was brightened on Cromer pier forecourt by the tremendous display and the colours of the ships' wheels. The auction of the wheels marked the conclusion of this year's Crab and Lobster Festival. The afternoon auction resulted in wheels fetching up to £300, with the rain that came on during the sale perhaps reducing the figures achieved, but all in all, a commendable e conclusion to the 2015 celebration of our crustacean catching industry.
A mammoth from 600,000 years ago strode across the sands at West Runton this Sunday - well, a replica anyway! The mammoth (or elephant, either word is correct) was built to illustrate the gigantic size of the animal excavated from he cliffs at Runton in 1995. Jeremy, Susie and their friends were the motive power within the legs as hundreds gathered on the beach to watch. Call at Cromer Museum to see some of the original bones and learn about these past inhabitants of north Norfolk.
That occasional glance at the church clock has caused problems, if not alarm, for several months. Damage or wear on the control rod which turns the hands for the north face had caused both faces to be static over the summer. However, some deft work from the maintenance team withdrew the rod, cleaned it up and it's now back in place - and Cromer is back on time. The only downside is for our regular clock winder, who now has to resume his weekly duty of climbing the tower to wind up the weights which drive the clock. Over to you, Richard.
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.