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Cromer is a town on the North Norfolk coast famous for its crabs, fishermen and lifeboats.

Get in[edit]

The drive from Norwich on the A140 takes about half an hour.

The Train is a fantastic way to get here from Norwich on a one line track through the Broads.

Get around[edit]

Cromer is about twenty miles from Norwich, and is often called "The north coast capital of the county". At the meeting place of five main roads, the Cromer rush hour is more the rush months ie during the summer.

Trade and foot traffic inside Cromer is highly seasonal and some tourist-focused businesses may close down outside the summer season.

By Car[edit]

Most roads in and around Cromer are relatively quiet for most of the day. Many of the roads inside the town are relatively small and one-way, so care may be needed navigating.

There are several car parks inside the town, all of which are pay-and-display. Each Friday from 8.30am to 4pm, Cromer's outdoor market is held inside the Meadow Car Park, reducing the number of available spaces. On-road parking inside the town is available but very limited.

Cromer is connected to Norwich by train. The town is on the 'Bittern' railway line, which goes on to Sheringham. Sanders of Holt also runs bus services connecting Cromer to Norwich as well as other spots around Norfolk, and the town is on the popular 'Coasthopper' bus route along the north Norfolk coast.

If you want to explore north Norfolk's village and towns with more flexibility, bringing or hiring a car is recommended.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The beach at Cromer is public and free to access and rated very highly.
  • The pier. Cromer Pier is one of the oldest in the country and has been damaged and restored several times. The Pavilion Theatre at the end of the pier runs a Seaside Special variety show 1-2 times every day during the season.
  • The church
  • The cromer museum
  • The lifeboat museum
  • The light house

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Cinema
  • Golf Course
  • Sticky earth cafe
  • The cross street tobbacoo shop
  • The boating lake
  • Cromer pier and theatre
  • Crabbing off Cromer pier
  • Cromer museum
  • Cromer church
  • Climb the Cromer church tower
  • Visit Cromer light house
  • Visit the life boat museum
  • Cromer has three Amusement Arcades on or near the Promenade: [i]JB's[/i] and [i]Leisureland[/i] on Jetty Street, and [i]Dune's Amusements[/i] on the beach itself. These are mostly focused on 3-reel slots and redemption machines. [i]Dune's[/i] closes outside of the season.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Cromer crabs
  • Ice cream
  • Post cards
  • Holiday home
  • Bucket and spade

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Aristocat tea rooms, Bond Street.
  • Tandoori, Church Street. Indian.
  • White Horse Inn, East Street.
  • Mary Janes, Garden Street. Fish and chips.
  • Bolton's Bistro, Alfred road.
  • Kantoon Chinese, Church Street.
  • Le Moon Chinese, Prince Wales road.
  • Buffers Restaurant, Holt Road.
  • Breakers, Garden Street.
  • Nearby village of Roughton has the Grovelands Farm Shop which has a small attached cafe specializing in sweet and savory waffles. Many of the ingredients are fresh grown on the farm.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Drink hot and cold drinks at sticky earth cafe
  • Henry's Cafe - good range of local produce, excellent service

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The White House bed and breakfast on cliff drive
  • [1]. UK Cottages has holiday cottages in and around Cromer and across Norfolk and East Anglia.
  • Many of the private homes in Cromer are Holiday Homes and may be available for rental or time sharing, especially out of season.

Get out[edit]

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