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A Lovely Norfolk Seaside Town

Cromer is a small town situated on the North Norfolk Coast. The town of Cromer originally stood further inland and was known as Shipden but when that was gradually destroyed by the sea during the middle ages, the name of Cromer was then established.

Battered by winds that come straight from the North Pole it has relied heavily on the sea for it's trade and is famous for it's Amber, Jet and crabs.

Cromer is also well known for the brave deeds of its lifeboatmen, who during the Second World War saved 450 lives. For 150 years the sailors who live here have risked their own lives venturing out to rescue the victims of North Sea storms.

Clifftop walks and fine beaches are what make Cromer worth a visit! Plenty of places to stay – from campsites to Grand hotels.

The picture above shows a typical green area that is alongside a clifftop walk. Gorse shrubs are shown in bloom to the left of the background and a lighthouse to the right.

Cromer beach is mainly sand on shingle - a very pleasant place to spend some time, but best enjoyed when the sun is shining and the typically cold east coast wind is not so apparent!

A grand pier on a beautiful sandy beach.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Traditional English countryside by the sea
  • Cons:The smell of greasy fried food all around the town!
  • In a nutshell:Lovely - when the sun shines!
  • Last visit to Norfolk (County): May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    I have not been to Cromer for many, many years and this page certainly brought back some memories. fergy.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    nice little summary of good old cromer

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Spent 5 days in Norwich once but dont think i got to Cromer - probably should head back there one day - interesting reading your tips with good pics as usual thanks!

  • Fergie01's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2006 at 11:06 AM

    Reminds me of my childhood going to Cromer... Do they still have fresh Prawns in a brown bag, ready to eat????Yum can taste it now... Deana xo

  • AGHIOS's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 7:33 AM

    Nice pics, some good info, bit Samey tho, heehee...

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    This place brings back lots of memories x

  • Stevo68's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2005 at 2:32 AM

    Lovely Cromer page! But we do much more here than eat crab and fish and chips!!! Thanks for the Vitoria comment. Steve x

  • Xemx's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2005 at 1:06 PM

    I have been hearing a lot about Norfolk lately...nice to come across your travel page. I must visit on my next trip to England...those fish n chips look really tempting :-)

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2005 at 2:09 PM

    A lovely English Seaside page full of great info & good pictures - can almost taste the fish & chips!!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2005 at 10:16 AM

    Will take them al fresco and leave the mushy peas behind, thanks ;-] And now I know who they named the computer 'blog' for!


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