Cromer was popularised in Victorian times. It’s a combination of the old and the new. The historic seafront has Bed and Breakfasts that date back to the late 1800’s. Landscaped cliff gardens, which bloom with colour during the summer months, overlook vast stretches of unspoilt, sandy beach. A small funfair near the town is ideal for young children, while all ages will enjoy crabbing, a pastime keenly pursued along the spectacular pier. The narrow streets are filled with interesting shops and plenty of places to enjoy the excellent food, including the famous Cromer crab.
Jocasta’s view of the beach, as a reference point through generations.
The pier at Cromer and its setting.
You can have your crab boiled and dressed in Cromer and there’s nowhere better to enjoy it. The warm sunshine had brought the crowds out for this summer visit. Families played on the golden sands and visitors thronged the characterful streets, above and behind the strand itself. As the sea foamed under the pier’s foundations, I met Sam, who was enjoying the elemental dynamic, whilst developing cycling shapes and stunts.
The elemental dynamic of the beach for Sam.
The beach and pier at Cromer, as seen from above.