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Cromer - Wells-next-the-Sea Coast Guide

Cromer is small, but perfectly formed, as the saying goes. It has all you need for a great day out - a good beach, a pier from which the lifeboat is launched, promenade, lighthouse and lots of places to try the local delicacy - crab! The crab boats are launched directly from the beach and you can buy freshly caught crab from the fishermen.

                                                          Cromer pier Norfolk Cromer Norfolk

 

Cromer beach and pierFor details of Cromer Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.   Go to Cromer Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

Cromer became popular in Victorian times and became quiet an exclusive resort around the turn of the nineteenth century. Today it is still popular but  has a slightly faded air about it as do many Victorian era resorts. Situated on the north Norfolk there are lots of beaches near by which are suitable for swimming and families. Lifeguards patrol at Cromer beach in the summer months. The coast is quite exposed here and tides can be tricky - so check local conditions before venturing on to the water. There are further beaches at the small resort town of Sheringham about 1.5 miles from Cromer. Also based in the town is the North Norfolk Railway which runs trips on steam trains. 

 

Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-SeaWells-next-the-Sea is incorrectly named now, - as it is nearly next the sea! Land reclamations has added around half a mile of land between the foreshore and the town but there is still a waterway to the town. There is a long sandy beach at the town backed by a pine forest and dunes. Coasters leave from the town to catch whelks and sprats. 

This area is very popular with bird watchers with miles of undeveloped coastline, a nature reserve and salt mashes nearby. Peddlar's Way and the Norfolk Coast Path run along this coast. 

 

 

Mundesley

Mundesley is a small coastal village located around 6 miles east of Cromer. It has a long sandy beach and is a popular spot during the summer months. There a few hotels in the town and a caravan park nearby. North Walsham, a small market town has more shops and amenities it lies 4 miles inland. 

 

 

Places to visit in Cromer 

Cromer Pier 

Kiddieland Fun Park - Cromer Seafront, Cromer, Norfolk Tel: 07976 399793

Priory Maze and Gardens

Felbrigg Hall - National Trust Garden & Park - Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8PR Telephone: 01263 837444

The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre - Shire horse shows and riding stables - West Runton Stables West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH Telephone: 01263 837339

Nearby 

Holkham Hall - Holkham Estate Office, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk Tel: 01328 710227

North Norfolk Railway plc - Runs trips on steam engines into countryside. Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA Phone: 01263 820800

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