Stay in comfort, whilst exploring the beautiful coast.
Cromer has a lot of different sides to it. A town with over 22 independent coffee shops! Restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets. Wet fish shops where the wares are truly caught that morning.
The Pier is a huge part of Cromer, where children enjoy crabbing and you can see panoramic views of the sea and cliff-lined shore, topped with Victorian buildings. At the end of Cromer Pier is a Theatre whose Summer and Christmas shows should not be missed. To the East of the pier is Glide Surf School you can book lessons, and hire all of the equipment needed.
In the middle of the town you'll find the Medieval church which is always open and has the most beautiful stained glass windows. It has East Anglia's tallest tower, and up until last year you could climb to the top. At the moment Peregrine Falcons are nesting in the tower, so it's unfortunately closed.
The Regal Movieplex cinema is tucked away in a side street. It takes you back to how cinemas were 30 years, but has all the great sound of today’s digital age.
There's a lovely wide sandy beach, amusement arcades, a Lighthouse, and The Royal Cromer Golf club. Some amazing walks with great names thrown in for good measure, why not try the Happy Valley circular walk!
One of the best times to visit Cromer is during 'Open Gallery', which runs for two weeks in June. You can visit local artists in their studios, there's no obligation to buy, and it's fascinating watching them work. The Garden House Gallery and The Gallery Norfolk both have an amazing array of work by local artists.
Upstairs at No1 has amazing views of the sea and Cromer pier. The sharing tapas, are a great starter and always changing (Crab and Prawn Wanton, cockled popcorn, and mushy pea croquettes are some examples). Owned by Michelin starred chef Galton Blackthorpe you won’t find better Fish and Chips, or Cromer Crab Burger.
Cromer's Carnival is in August, and runs for a week, but for 2 weeks before, there are many traditional childrens' events, from sandcastle building, to knobbly knees, etc. There is even a Carnival parade including impressive floats and the Red Arrows often make an appearance!
Sticky Earth Cafe is a lovely place to while away an afternoon. You can paint, collage, or just drink coffee to your hearts' content. Booking is advisable, and as the pottery needs to go in the kiln after painting, it's best to go at the beginning of your holiday.
There are so many places to eat that I cannot possibly list them all, but here are a few of my favourites:
Indian on the Cliff - A family run restaurant serving Punjabi dishes. The service is a little slow, but the food is excellent!
Bann Thai - Authentic Thai restaurant and Take away, overseen by Thai born Belle. Waiters wear colourful shirts and are very attentive. An extensive menu, but worth taking your time over.
Craft Burger - Something for everyone here, from traditional beef, to pulled pork and veggie options. Free nachos and gherkins to nibble whilst choosing your dinner. Don’t forget if you keep your receipt you get 10% off next time.
The Red Lion - Fabulous in Summertime or a winters afternoon. A great pub with a superb beer and gin selection.
The Old Rock Shop Bistro - A lovely cafe serving breakfasts, light lunches, and If you buy any hot drink you can refill for just £1!
Hatters Tea shop - Traditional tea shop, but also selling fab lattes!