David Bale's High Street highlights
Working in Cromer has many benefits. There’s the sea, the beach, the pier, and the hustle and bustle of rubbing shoulders with thousands of holidaymakers during the peak season.
But the town also boasts quite a good shopping centre.
As well as the big supermarkets on the edge of the town, the Co-op in the centre is a convenient and easy stop.
And there are great eateries on every corner and pubs to while away some time watching the football, cricket or whatever takes your fancy.
The shopping centre is one of the unsung joys of the town. You name it and you can buy it in Cromer, and you get good value most everywhere you go.
From amusement arcades to fish and chip shops and ice-cream takeaways, it’s got the lot.
And for someone like me, who cannot walk by a second-hand bookstore without popping in, it’s good as well. Bookworms has a steady turnover of top quality books at fair prices, for one.
And there’s plenty of places where you can buy newspapers as well, even if I’m one of the dwindling few still reading them.
Yes, there are quite a few charity shops, but these tend to be well-stocked and popular.
And activities and attractions in the town and surrounding area are well advertised at the tourist information centre.
The town’s also good for car parking with some free spaces if you look hard enough.
So spend some time in the town centre, if you’ve had enough of the beach or just want something different to do.