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Cromer Beach

Cromer, Norfolk

A sand and shingle beach backed by low sandy cliffs. There is access from the beach via steps, ramps and slopes to the traditional seaside town of Cromer. Crab boats launch from the beach and can be seen unloading their catch.

Beach Type



Toilets including disabled and baby changing facilities
First aid post; cafe/restaurant; shops and a slipway
There is also an RNLI museum and a theatre on the pier; amusements; children's fun area; surf school


Sea canoeing
There is zoning for water sports
Check tourist information centre for details of annual surf competition

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.

Water Quality




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.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Cromer Tourist Information Centre. Cromer Bus Station. Town Centre. Cromer. Tel: 01263 512497.


Nearest town: Cromer
County: Norfolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9336, 1.30225
Postcode: NR27 9HP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Cromer, Norfolk at Explore Britain.


On the A148 from Kings Lynn or the A140 from Norwich. There are car parking facilities for disabled visitors on the promenade.

Public Transport

There is a bus service direct to/from Norwich - the bus station is in the town centre but local services include a coastal route. Trains run to Cromer on the Bittern Line from Norwich.

Nearest Railway Stations

Cromer (Less than a mile away)
Roughton Road (About a mile away)
West Runton (Approx. 2 miles away)
Sheringham (Approx. 4 miles away)
Gunton (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is limited free roadside parking. There is a 1000 space carpark available for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Louden Road, Cromer (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
The Promenade, Cromer (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
The Meadow, Cromer (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Cadogan Road, Cromer (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Runton Road -opp Putting Greens, Cromer (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Cromer Station, Cromer (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Runton Road, Cromer (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Beach Road, East Runton (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Pauls Lane, Overstrand (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
West Runton, West Runton (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cromer