Top Things to Do in Cromer and the Surrounding Area
Just under an hour from Seacroft Holiday Village, Cromer is famous for its delicious crabs and lovely traditional seaside pier. Why not pay it a visit for the day? There are many things to do in Cromer that are sure to keep you entertained!
A little outside of Cromer is the extensive ruins of the fortified Baconsthorpe Castle. With a moat, the 15th century manor house is a testament to the rise and fall of the Heydons – a prominent Norfolk family. Over the course of 2 centuries, different generations of the family built and then extended the site – eventually abandoning it. Explore the ruins and relive history!
A hub for entertainment, Cromer Pier is home to a restaurant, bar, gift shop, and theatre. As well as a fantastic spot for crabbing, the pier also houses the famous Pier-head RNLI Lifeboat Station. The pier also has claims to fame, from being the focus for film “In Love with Alma Cogan”, and Norfolk-favourite Steve Coogan filming the finale of “Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa” on the pier in Cromer – definitely one to go and see!
Having been on the same site since 1845, the Foundary Arms is just 3 miles from the coast and offers a traditionally Norfolk pub experience, complete with delicious food and fine real ales from around the county. Loved by locals and holidaymakers both, this picturesque pub is a great place to grab a light lunch or maybe even an evening meal whilst exploring Cromer.
Glide Surf School
For the more adventurous out there, Glide Surf School teaches people how to surf in the sea at Cromer beach. Established since 2007, the school runs 7 days a week between April and October. Don’t worry if you’ve never surfed before – the team are more than happy to teach you the basics! There’s also the opportunity to learn stand up paddle boarding.
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum celebrates one of the most decorated lifeboatmen in RNLI history, Henry Blogg. Henry Blogg served for an impressive 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats, and had a share of saving over 873 lives from the North Sea. Retiring at the age of 74, the museum is in commemoration of Cromer’s own lifeboatman legend.