Places to Visit


Enjoy the East and West beaches of Cromer just a 5 minute walk from the cottage, with opportunities for rock-pooling and crabbing, surfing and paddle-boarding and of course, building sandcastles. A short drive to the east the beaches continue to Overstrand, Trimingham and Mundesley, while to the west you have East and West Runton and Sheringham. Further afield but well within an hour are Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea, Brancaster and Holkham, all worth a visit.

For surfing and paddle-boarding, check out the Glide Surf School where you can book lessons and hire wetsuits and equipment. 

Cromer Pier

Cromer is proud of its Victorian Pier, boasting the only end of the pier show still running at the Pavilion Theatre, the Tides Restaurant and Pavilion Bar. The RNLI Lifeboat station at the end of the pier is open to allow visitors to take a look at the boat and learn about the work of the RNLI. The pier is also a popular crabbing spot!

Fish and chips (!), restaurants and cafe's

No visit to Cromer is complete without fish and chips! No. 1 Cromer and Mary Jane’s offer delicious takeaway and 'eat-in' options. 

Here are some more of our favourite eateries in Cromer - take a look at their websites/social media pages for their location and details on booking requirements:

Red Lion

The Grove

Garden Street Grill

Rocket house Café

Hatters Tea Shop

Breakers Cafe

Bann Thai

Grey Seal Coffee

Pubs and breweries

The Gangway

Red Lion

Poppyland brewery and gin distillery


There is a children's playground at Meadow Road, next to the car park. This is a well-equipped play area for tots and pre-teens, with climbing frames, a zip-wire and swings and roundabouts. There is also a putting green and ice cream kiosk.

North Lodge Park overlooks the beach and sometimes has events on there. There is a quaint boating lake and cafe for refreshments. 


For serious golfers, the Royal Cromer Golf Club sits atop the cliff with fantastic views out to sea.

For novices and families, Cromer Crabstix crazy golf (see their Facebook page or Tripadvisor for details) is a fun afternoon out, and there are two putting greens - Cromer Pitch n Putt (Meadow Road - see their Facebook page), Cromer Putting green (Cromer seafront - Facebook page).


If the kids want to blow their pocket money on arcade games, perhaps to while away a rainy afternoon, there is no shortage of those! Golden Sands and Leisureland Amusements on New Street and Dunes on the seafront will happily take your cash! 


Cromer Museum

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

The Muckleburgh Military Collection

City of Norwich Aviation Museum

National Trust properties

Felbrigg Hall

Sheringham Park

Blickling Estate

Other recommended attractions

North Norfolk Railway - The Poppy Line

Amazona Zoo


Holkham Hall

Towns to explore further afield....






Norfolk is a popular destination for walkers and there are many footpaths and trails to follow. In particular the Coastal Path is definitely one to explore, but there are plenty of shorter walks such as the Cromer Lighthouse Circular Walk.