10 reminders why Cromer is the best place to spend your summer
PUBLISHED: 21:39 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 21:39 02 March 2018
While it might be hard to imagine on a cold week like this, Cromer’s tourist season is just around the corner. Here are ten reasons why Cromer is the best place to spend those summer months.
1. Cromer Carnival
It’s the biggest week of the year in Cromer’s social calendar. Thousands of visitors converge on the seaside resort for the annual festivities with events taking place all week in the town. The town also hosts one of the biggest carnival parades in the county.
2. The golden sands
Cromer’s sandy beach is ideal for the bucket and spades, and also picnics. A “building boom” on Cromer seafront helps kicks off Cromer Carnival as scores of families tackle the time-honoured seaside delight of making sandcastles.
3. The glorious sunrises and sunsets
The Pier and sea makes the perfect backdrop for capturing the sunset and sunrise. It is a photographer’s dream with an ever-changing landscape throughout the day.
If you want to be the envy of all of your Instagram followers you cannot go wrong with uploading a photograph of Cromer first thing in the morning or as the sun is setting in the evening.
4. The vast array of independent shops
There is something so uniquely rewarding about shopping locally and supporting established family businesses, and Cromer has a huge number of independent shops if you fancy a spot of retail therapy.
From cafés to quirky gift shops, there is something for everyone on Cromer’s high street.
5. The tasty food offering
There’s nothing better than grabbing a tray of fish and chips from some of our fantastic chippies around the town and heading to the promenade to witness Cromer’s seafront in all its beauty.
On a hot summer’s day grab an ice cream or milkshake to gain the full seaside experience.
6. The coastal walks
Summer is the perfect time of year to take one of the coastal walks to experience the beautiful and stunning views north Norfolk has to offer.
Cromer offers huge panoramas of land and sky with a number of walks that are buggy, wheelchair and dog friendly.
7. The seaside special at Cromer Pier
Cromer Pier’s seaside special is one of the few remaining true live variety shows in Britain, and Cromer has the only Theatre at the end of a Pier that produces an in-house show every summer and winter season.
Tickets are on sale now for this year’s shows - the 2018 seaside special launches on 23 June.
8. The crabbing tournament
Cromer is well known for its succulent crabs and it now hosts an annual Crab and Lobster festival.
The Pier is a hive of activity during the summer months with people hoping to catch crabs over the side, with a World Crabbing Competition taking place during the August bank holiday.
9. The ‘Blue Flag’ status sea
Cromer is one of a number of north Norfolk beaches awarded prestigious Blue Flag status - no other district in the country is said to have more Blue Flag beaches than north Norfolk.
The status means Cromer has a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch making it ideal for a swim on a summer’s day. Cromer also has a zone for enjoying water sports - with a surf school operating on the seafront.
10. The Red Arrows
Each year the Red Arrows wows crowds over Cromer with breathtaking displays of skills and courage as part of the carnival.
The display team has provided a centrepiece to the carnival since 1980, with thousands of people taking up every possible vantage point to get the best view.
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