Discover Cromer with Greater Anglia

Published on: Thursday, 11 April 2024
Last updated: Thursday, 2 May 2024

The picturesque seaside town of Cromer in north Norfolk is best known for its stunning beach, historic pier, and fresh seafood, perfect for visitors seeking a quintessential British seaside experience.

The town and its outskirts offer a delightful blend of natural beauty, maritime history, and traditional seaside charm, making it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the north Norfolk coast.

If you are looking for ideas for things to do in Cromer, here are our top picks and we’ve also suggested some places to stay and ideas for where to eat below:

Things to do in Cromer

Visit Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier

Take a stroll along Cromer Pier, the town's most iconic landmark. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline, visit the pier's theatre for live shows and performances, or try your luck at traditional sea-side arcade games.

Explore Cromer Beach

Spend a day relaxing on beautiful, sandy Cromer beach. Sunbathe, swim in the sea, or build sandcastles with the family. Don't forget to explore the rock pools at low tide, where you can enjoy a paddle and discover fascinating marine life.


Cromer is famous for its delicious Cromer crabs. Join a guided crabbing excursion from the pier or try your hand at crabbing yourself. All you need is a crabbing line, bucket, and bait to enjoy this fun activity for all ages.

Visit Cromer’s museums

Learn about Cromer's rich history and heritage at Cromer Museum. Discover exhibits on local fishing traditions, maritime history, and the town's role during World War II. Don't miss the opportunity to see the West Runton Mammoth, one of the largest mammoth skeletons ever found in Britain.

Discover the story of the RNLI’s most decorated lifeboatman, Henry Blogg, at the Henry Blogg Museum. Henry Blogg served for 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats and with the help of his crew, saved 873 lives from the North Sea.

Coastal Walks

Explore Cromer's stunning coastline on foot with a walk along the Norfolk Coast Path. Enjoy breath-taking views of the sea and countryside as you stroll along the cliffs. Look out for wildlife such as seals, seabirds, and rare plants along the way.


Tee off at Cromer Golf Club, located atop the cliffs overlooking the sea. Enjoy a round of golf on the challenging course while taking in the scenic views of the coastline. After your game, relax in the clubhouse and enjoy refreshments with fellow golfers.

Food and drink

After exploring, you’ll want to stop for rest and refreshment and Cromer offers a variety of dining options, from traditional fish and chip shops to gourmet restaurants serving fresh seafood, including the famous Cromer crab.

For traditional Fish and Chips, try Mary Jane's Fish Bar near the pier, or No.1 Cromer - an award-winning fish and chip shop on the seafront offering delicious, sustainably sourced fish and chips and stunning views of the Pier and the sea.

For pub grub, The Red Lion Hotel serves a range of hearty British classics made with locally sourced ingredients.

The Rocket House Café, on the seafront, offers a relaxed dining experience with panoramic views of the beach and sea and freshly prepared dishes, including seafood platters, sandwiches, and homemade cakes.

For a finer dining experience, visit The Grove Cromer, a boutique hotel with an elegant restaurant offering seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine list and attentive service.

Where to stay

Cromer offers a range of accommodations to suit various budgets, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses and self-catering options.

For those seeking a luxurious stay, try The Grove Cromer, or the clifftop Dormy House Hotel which also offers a spa and award-winning restaurant.

Mid-range options in the town include Sandcliff Guest House, a charming guesthouse with sea views, just steps away from Cromer Beach, or there are plenty of self-catering holiday cottages, apartment and caravan park options available to rent.

For budget-conscious travellers, opt for The Red Lion Hotel in the town centre or Cromer Youth Hostel with its affordable dormitory-style accommodation, conveniently located near the town cen-tre and Cromer beach.

Getting there

There’s no better way to arrive into Cromer than by train with Greater Anglia, with the attractions and Cromer beach within easy walking distance.

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