Discover Cromer

Cromer is our home and so we know it better than anywhere...

The 'Gem of the Norfolk Coast' is the perfect traditional seaside town with an up and coming high street boasting North Norfolk's first cocktail bar, the iconic Pier, bustling tea shops and fantastic chips.

With its rich heritage of fishing, Lifeboats and famous for its crabs, Cromer has so much to offer when it comes to enjoying and learning about our coastline.

There are a few 'must do' activities while in Cromer, perfect for children but just as much fun for adults

  • Crabbing off the pier (please look after our little crabbie friends and follow the guidance on safe handling and removing)
  • Surfing/paddleboarding
  • Watching a show at the Pavilion Theatre

Cromer Carnival August

There is a week of activities for families, opportunities for dressing up, a funfair and fireworks as well as the brilliant carnival procession itself.  There's a real buzz in the town all week, it's definitely the highlight of the summer.  Book early for this as families come back again and again.  

Crab and Lobster Festival

Celebrating what Cromer is best known for, this festival is perfect for foodies with many of the restaurants and cafes get involved with special seafood dishes on their menus. 

1960's Weekend


This vintage festival was hugely successful in 2019, and sadly cancelled in 2020.

Stalls selling vintage clothes and homeward, food stalls on the pier, a dance display, live music and a vintage vehicle display on the promenade make this a fantastic fun event.

Folk on the Pier

17-19th September 2021(check dates online, usually May time)

Folk on the pier

Tea and Coffee Shops

Hatters Tea Shop is a gorgeous spot for tea, coffee and delicious cake.  With its quaint mismatched china, spectacular hand made afternoon teas and a warm welcome for dogs, Hatters is the perfect place to warm up after a windy walk on the beach.

Me on my babyshower at Hatters for Afternoon Tea

Bann Thai

You would go some way to get more delicious food than from this gorgeous Thai restaurant.

Eat in or take away, its always incredible - piping hot, and freshly prepared.


The Red Lion

The Gangway

The White Horse

The Duke of Wellington (The Welly)

The Albion

The Kings Head (The Shed)

Cromer Social Club (Members only)


The Art House Cafe

The Rocket House Cafe


Hatter’s Tea Room

Crabpot Cafe


Old Rock Shop Bistro


The Doggy Diner

The Jetty Cafe

Cafe Main

Grey Seal Coffee


The Baguette Shop

Lifeboat Cafe

About With Friends Community Cafe


Number 1 Fish and Chips

Blue Sky Cafe


Bann Thai

Indian on the Cliff

Duke of Wellington Smokehouse

Garden Street Grill

Upstairs at Number 1

Lily Maes

Cromer Tandori

Masala Twist

Hot Rocks

The Grove + Sundown

Le Moon Chinese

Mary Janes Fish and Chips

Take Aways

The Bucket List

Nash Falafel

Cromer Tandori

Indian on the Cliff

Ben’s Table (see Facebook or website)

Dudleys Bakery

The Baguette Shop

J Lee Crabstall

Coast Kebab

Cromer Pizza House

Park Chippy

Mary Janes Fish and Chips

The Cabin

Mc Donalds


China City


Bann Thai

West Street Deli

Our favourites are in italics

Worth the drive

The Gunton Arms, Gunton

The Dun Cow, Salthouse

The Kings Head, Letheringsett

The Pheasant, Kelling

Rocky Bottoms, West Runton


Walkers are Welcome in Cromer

Cromer Lighthouse Circular Walk

Top 5 Norfolk Walks