With its pristine beaches, delicious seafood and artisan shops, this Victorian seaside resort is popular with locals and tourists alike. We love it for its…
Location Fancy a 93-mile walk through Areas of Outstanding National Beauty? Cromer is set on the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way embracing countryside, coast and heathland. Take time out on Cromer Beach (Blue Flag status) or explore fascinating fossils and geological terrain from Ice Age activity at Overstrand.
Wildlife Hunt for sandhoppers, go birdwatching or look out for themed events along saltmarshes and creeks with the National Trust.
Seafood – Cromer Crab is the star of the show here, catch your own on Cromer’s famous pier, or visit the annual Crab & Lobster festival in Cromer and neighbouring Sheringham.
It’s easy to find original gifts and bespoke pieces for the home in Cromer with its abundance of independent and artisan shops. Practical lighting and accessories can be found at longstanding family business Randalls Electrical; kitchenware is offered by K Hardware; and family business Wool and Crafts, stocks wool, yarns, threads and patterns. If you like coastal style, visit The Beach Hut studio gallery for original artworks and designs including cushions, bunting, driftwood art and sea glass. Or source unusual gems, crystals and fossils including dinosaur teeth at Little Gems rock shop, 2a Mount Street,
With coast, rivers and farmland close by, there’s always a fresh catch to enjoy. Look out for the twice monthly town market selling food, crafts and plants. Freshly caught Cromer Crab, lobsters, whelks and cockles can be sourced at Davies fish shop. Step in to Icarus Hines family butchers for award-winning sausages, barbecue meats, poultry and game. Cromer Farm Shop offers fresh produce fromlocal farms and suppliers (fruit, veg, cheese, eggs, grains). Feeling peckish? Savour locally sourced produce at Galton Blackiston’s No.1 Cromer fish and chip restaurant, or enjoy great coffee with tasty treats at Huckleberries.
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