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July's coastal treasure - Cromer

Written by Georgia Dawson on

Cromer, Norfolk

Our coastal treasure for July is Cromer.

Situated on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, the Victorian seaside town of Cromer is a popular destination for families due to its gorgeous sandy beaches, amusement arcades, gift shops, attractions and, of course, the Cromer Pier Theatre.

Just over 23 miles north of Norwich, Cromer is famous for its iconic pier. The Grade II listed, 151 metre long traditional Victorian pier has survived many storms, tidal surges, and the Government even attempted to blow up the pier during World War II to stop it from being used as a landing strip by enemy invaders. The pier is home to a lifeboat station, which is free to have a wander around, and the famous Pavilion Theatre, which hosts one of the UK’s only remaining end of the pier variety shows. 

Taking a stroll along the Cromer Pier will guide you above the amazing Cromer Shoal Chalk Reef. The legs of the Cromer Pier have created an artificial reef, however it leads to the Chalk Reef. The chalk under the shore is the result of millions of years of turning plankton fragments into limescale rock, which now reaches up to 460 metres thick and the Chalk Reef stretches from Cley to Trimingam, covering an area of 321km². The Chalk Reef can be seen when snorkelling.

Cromer beach is a fantastic place for crabbing. It is free to crab off the fabulous Cromer Pier, however you can buy the whole crabbing set from the gift shop for a cheap price. Crabbing is a wonderful way for families to spend time together and to enjoy a bit of fresh air, away from any distractions of modern life. After crabbing, Cromer beach is also great for building sandcastles or trying out surfing or paddle boarding. The sandy beach guarantees an enjoyable day out in north Norfolk.

The coast is brimming with amusement arcades, rides, gift shops and delicious places to eat. Fish and chip shops galore, enjoying a fresh bag near the sea is highly recommended. Why not treat yourself to a yummy ice cream afterwards, with a mouth-watering variety of stalls and flavours to choose from.

Cromer is a wonderful, family-friendly beach with a large variety of amenities to guarantee a worry-free day out at the coast. You won’t be disappointed when visiting Cromer.


1 Warwick House 

Stylish and contemporary, 1 Warwick House is a fabulous two floor apartment, located just moments from the beach. Sleeping five, 1 Warwick House is complete with wonderfully comfortable bedrooms, a dreamy walk-in shower, a large bay window and a super kitchen-diner.

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Band of Hope Hall

Sleeping six, Band of Hope Hall is a spacious, modern family holiday home which also has a fascinating history. The coastal holiday home was previously a contemporary art studio, belonging to artist Vanda Harvey. Before that, The Hall was originally commissioned by the Cromer Band of Hope Temperance movement to help educate and support the local community on alcohol consumption.

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Ga Ga Barn

With breath-taking views of surrounding parkland, this stunning flint barn conversion is a truly beautiful property which sleeps eight. Located on the outskirts of Cromer, the luxurious holiday home boasts a wonderful double height vaulted ceiling, huge glazed windows, exposed beams, an open fire and underfloor heating.

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Lismore House

Sleeping eight, this large elegant Victorian house has been sensitively decorated with soft light hues. Lismore House is located on one of Cromer’s premier residential roads, just a short stroll from the seafront. Perfect for a large gathering, there is plenty of space within this gorgeous holiday home with generous living spaces, bedroom sizes and a grand stairway.

View the property here.

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