Cromer seafront and pier
Cromer is a quintessential British seaside town, known for its traditional pier, stunning beaches and tasty trademark crab dishes.
A small coastal town in Norfolk, four miles from Sheringham, it has a historical centre packed with charming independent shops, so it’s unsurprising that it’s one of Norfolk’s top tourist destinations. As you explore Cromer, you’ll discover a thriving theatre, ancient church and beautiful old lighthouse.
The town has a rich fishing heritage which is kept alive by many of the town’s cafés and restaurants, where you can enjoy a plate of delicious, locally caught fish or shellfish. The centre is awash with independent food stores, art galleries and old fashioned seaside shops where you can pick up a bucket and spade, windbreak or souvenir, and don’t leave without sampling the famous Cromer Crab, which is served in many of the town’s cafés and restaurants.
A trip to Cromer would be incomplete without visiting the wonderful Cromer Pier , which is home to numerous Victorian attractions and the famous Cromer Pier Show, the only end-of-pier theatre in Europe, where you can see comedy, West End ballads, and magic. Colourful Cromer beach huts
There are a number of nice places to eat and drink in and around Cromer, whether you’re looking for afternoon tea or a delicious evening meal. In the nearby village of West Runton, you’ll find the award-winning Clementine’s, a delightful café and bistro which serves a variety of traditional English teas and fresh local produce. Another great place for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake is the Blue Willow Tearooms, a traditional affair where the walls are lined with artefacts and antique teapots.
“Cromer is a quintessential British seaside town, known for its traditional pier, stunning beaches and tasty trademark crab dishes.”
If you’re in the mood for watching the world go by with a pint of Norfolk ale, look no further than The Foundry Arms, one of Cromer’s most popular pubs and known for its excellent food. Alternatively, check out Shelley’s Pie and Mash Shop for a modern take on one of the country’s best-loved dishes. For crab salad, sausage rolls and a variety of other old fashioned dishes, visit the ever-popular Old Rock Shop Bistro.
Cromer has a fascinating history, which can be explored at the excellent Cromer Museum. Housed in an old fisherman’s cottage, this intimate museum is packed with old photos and artefacts. You’ll even find the skull of a Mosasaur, a huge reptile which lived on the Norfolk coast 80 million years ago.