Safe bathing from sandy beaches lined with cliffs is one of the attractions that makes Cromer a favourite English resort. Its position on the east coast yet facing north means that you can watch both sunrise and sunset over the sea. The promenade, built to defend the town from the sea, is about a mile long with many comfortable shelters and easy access to the beach and cliffs.
Many visitors are attracted by the outdoor activities here such as swimming, fishing, golf, riding and tennis. The town has many quaint corners and is surrounded by beautiful hilly, wooded countryside – studded with numerous old churches, mansions and stone cottages.
Cromer Pier is a place to spend quiet moments resting or fishing and has shelters for protection from the wind. The large Pavilion Theatre near the end of the pier provides daily entertainment throughout the summer including the famous Seaside Special.
At the head of the pier is the main lifeboat house. The old No.2 lifeboat house is on the prom, next to the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum. Both boathouses are open to visitors. Either side of the pier is a fine stretch of clean sand providing a safe playground for youngsters. The Amazona Zoo, signposted from the town centre, features animals from the Amazon rainforest.
For one of the best views of Cromer, walk along the cliff top towards Overstrand, to Cromer Lighthouse at the edge of the Royal Cromer Golf Course.