“A sand and shingle beach backed by low sandy cliffs. There is access from the beach via steps and slopes to the seaside town of Cromer. Toilets including disabled and baby changing facilities. First aid post; café / restaurant; shops and a slipway. There is also an RNLI museum and a theatre on the pier; amusements; children’s fun area; surf school.”
“Cromer, like its neighbour Sheringham, is a blue-flag beach. Well-managed, long and sandy, this large resort has a traditional pier, zoning for watersports, and lifeguards on patrol during summer. Crab boats unload their catches onto the sand and there are plenty of cafes and ice-cream places within easy reach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September.”
Sophie Butler, Telegraph
Beach Type: Sand, Shingle
Facilities: Firstaid, Shops, Restaurant, Cafe, Museum, Slipway, Surfschool, Pier, Disability, Toilets
Activities: Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing
Nature and Wildlife: There is a coastal path and Holt Country Park is a 14 mile “stroll” from the beach. A coastal cycle route to Kings Lynn (part of the Norfolk Quiet Lanes project) passes the beach. Cromer is adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lifeguard information: RNLI
Cleaning and Litter: The beach is cleaned daily with additional emergency cleansing. There are litter bins on the beach, and dog bins, but dogs are banned from 1st May to 30th September.
Beach Awards and Information: Blue Flag Beach, Marine Conservation Society Recommended
Tourist Information at Cromer Beach: Cromer Tourist Information Centre. Cromer Bus Station. Town Centre. Cromer. Tel: 01263 512497. www.northnorfolk.org