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


Little Planets

22 Aug, 2015 - 31 Oct, 2015, 10.00 - 5.00 Mon - Sunday

The Cromer Society Extended Lecture Course

The Cottage

9 Sep, 2015 - 28 Oct, 2015, 10.30AM - 12.30 AM

After Carnival Get Together

11 Sep, 2015, 19:00

Holding the Cromer Line

18 Sep, 2015, 4.00 pm - 8.45 pm

Flying For Life

Probus Club, Cromer and Sheringham

Links Country Park Hotel

6 Oct, 2015, 12:30-15:00

Norfolk Police

Probus Club, Cromer and Sheringham

Links Country Park Hotel

3 Nov, 2015, 12:30-15:00

The Carnival Christmas Concert

Cromer Parish Hall

8 Dec, 2015

Carnival Art Week

Cromer Parish Hall

27 May, 2016, Daily




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

Spinning the Wheels
30 Aug, 2015
Spinning the Wheels

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.

Ups and Downs for Carcinus Maenas
30 Aug, 2015
Ups and Downs for Carcinus Maenas

OK, I'm showing off! That's the name for the shore crab, the tiddlers that inhabit the waters below the pier at Cromer. The Sunday of the bank holiday weekend started with the 'World Pier Crab Catching Championship and both sides of the pier were soon filled with families seeking to acquire as many of the crabs as possible - though the crustaceans would all be returned to their watery lair at the end of the competition. An amzing turnout!

The Mammoth Strides
30 Aug, 2015
The Mammoth Strides

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.

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.